News & Events

Dr. Richard Francis Awarded Provost Diversity Grant

March 06, 2017

Dr. Wasserman and Dr. PasqualucciIn late January, Dr. Richard Francis, MD, PhD, was announced as a Fall 2016 awardee of the Provost's Grant Program for Junior Faculty Who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University, a program under the Faculty Diversity Initiative at Columbia University. Dr. Francis was recognized for his study, “Localization of Stored Platelets to Sites of Active Bleeding Following Transfusion”. Dr. Francis is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology and Director for the Special Hematology and Coagulation Laboratory.

Other Pathology and Cell Biology Junior Faculty who have previously been recognized by the program are Dr. Swarnali Acharyya, Dr. Clarissa Waites, and Dr. Ai Yamamoto.

Since its start in 2013, there have been eighty-two projects supported by the Junior Faculty Diversity Grant. Awardees were selected after a competitive process, with applicants from the Morningside and Medical Center Campus. The grant awards up to $25,000 to “support new or ongoing research and scholarship,” according to the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion.

Congratulations to Dr. Francis for this achievement!

For more information about this program, click HERE.

Contact the Pathology Webmaster at