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Trainee Innovator Grants Program

Supplementing existing opportunities for trainees in our department to pursue their personal research, scholarly, and professional development interests while reinforcing the department’s commitment to our five missions.

In the summer of 2020, we invited applications for the inaugural Trainee Innovator Grants Program. Grants will be provided for projects of 3, 6, or 9 months duration. This competitive grant program will supplement existing opportunities for trainees in our department to pursue their personal research, scholarly, and professional development interests while reinforcing the department’s commitment to our five missions. Selected applicants will receive funding between $500 and $5,000 depending on the nature of the project. 

Proposals were evaluated according to the clarity and feasibility of goals, alignment with departmental mission commitments and priority areas, quality of the project proposed, and representation from different trainee areas within the Department.

Priority areas for FY21 Trainee Innovator Grants Program include projects focused innovation in education, equity and social justice, health disparities, inclusive mentorship, telehealth innovation, and the mental health topics related to the suicide crisis, opioid epidemic, and COVID-19 pandemic.

Funded Projects by Year

  • Jack Turban, M.D., MHS (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, Class of 2022)
    Examining the impact of gender identity conversion therapy bans on suicidality among transgender and gender diverse people in the U.S.
  • Nandini Datta, Ph.D. (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
    Relative Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa and their Parents Compared to a Retrospective Cohort
  • Cheri Wu, M.D. (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, Class of 2021)
    Pediatric Buddies: Developing a Collaborative Care Training Model
  • Katy Stimpson, M.S. (PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Student)
    Accelerated, High-Dose Intermittent Theta Burst Stimulation (iTBS) in the Treatment of Suicidal Ideation in a Community Mental Health Clinic
  • Marcela C. Otero, Ph.D. (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
    Mutual Emotional Experience and Suicide Risk in Late Life Couples
  • Chelsie L. Brewer, Ph.D. (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
    The long-term effects of neonatal injury on opioid tolerance and dependence
  • Brittany Matheson, Ph.D. (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
    Increasing access to research participation for non-English-speaking families in an adolescent bariatric surgery study 
  • Christina F. Chick, Ph.D. (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
    A Pilot Investigation of Objectively Measured Sleep-Wake Activity Patterns in Adolescents with Suicidal Ideation 
  • Chelsea Anne Young, M.D. (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, Class of 2021)
    Climate Anxiety Among The Youth (CAATY) 
  • Sadiya Dhanani, M.D. (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Resident, Class of 2024)
    Stanford Muslim Student Mental Health Initiative 
  • Giancarlo Glick, M.D. (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Resident, Class of 2023)
    Stanford Psychedelic Science Group 
  • Aaron Winkler, M.D. (Student Mental Health Fellow)
    Addressing Disparities in Collegiate and Adult ADHD Treatment Through Development and Validation of a Mobile Application to Facilitate Medication Titration and Adherence
  • Ricardo Lozano, M.D. (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Resident, Class of 2021)
    Development of Long Acting Injectable antipsychotic clinic at FHQC serving underserved community in East Bay