NIMHD MOSAIC Award Recipients

The MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00) for individuals in mentored, postdoctoral training positions is funded by a participating NIH Institute or Center.

NIMHD is pleased to announce postdoctoral scholars in its Extramural Research Program who have received the MOSAIC K99/R00 award:

2021 Scholars

Dr. Ayobami Akenroye

Ayobami Akenroye, M.D., M.P.H.
Institution: Johns Hopkins University

Project Title: Synthesizing Trial and Real-world Data on the Use of Biologics in Patients with Severe Asthma
Grant ID: K99MD015767

MOSAIC Scientific Society: Association of American Medical Colleges

Ayobami Akenroye grew up in Ilé-Ifẹ̀, Nigeria where she graduated top of her medical school class prior to her arrival in the U.S. to pursue an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. She is a trained Internist and Allergist/Immunologist.

Her research interests include generalization of trial findings to individuals underrepresented in trials, commonly people from racial and ethnic minority communities. She is also interested in career transitions from clinical fellowships to faculty especially for individuals underrepresented in academia. She has been involved in multiple initiatives for minorities, and is looking forward to continuing to serve as a role model and mentor to both undergraduate and postdoctoral trainees.

Dr. Evan J. White

Evan J. White, Ph.D.
Institution: Laureate Institute for Brain Research

Project Title: Neuroscientific Exploration of Cultural Protective Factors in American Indians
Grant ID: K99MD015736

MOSAIC Scientific Society: Association of American Medical Colleges

Evan White is a member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, and also descended from the remaining federally recognized bands of Shawnees: the Eastern Shawnee Tribe and Shawnee Tribe. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Quantitative Methods at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK and completed his predoctoral clinical internship at the Charleston Consortium in Charleston, SC.

His research focuses on utilizing tools of psychophysiology and neuroscience to understand the neural underpinnings of risk and resilience factors for psychopathology. Dr. White is currently seeking to delineate the neural correlates of the protective role of cultural engagement against poor mental health outcomes among American Indian populations.

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