Reflections on race, ethnicity, and NIH research awards

Mol Biol Cell. 2022 Jan 1;33(1):ae1. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E21-08-0403.


It has been a decade since "Race, Ethnicity, and NIH Research Awards" was published. Receiving the American Society for Cell Biology Public Service Award allows me to reflect on this research and its impact. In this essay, I share the story of how my research interests and professional networks provided the opportunity to do this important work. I also make the case for improved data and mentoring to address race and ethnic disparities in NIH funding.

Publication types

  • Autobiography
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Awards and Prizes
  • Biomedical Research / economics*
  • Ethnicity
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Mentoring / trends
  • Mentors / psychology
  • Racial Groups
  • Research Personnel / trends*

Personal name as subject

  • Donna K Ginther