Examining minority representation in genomic research -- Elizabeth Cohn, RN, NP, DNSc

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program was designed to increase the stature and academic standing of nursing faculty and draw more nurses to teaching careers by creating a cadre of national leaders in academic nursing through career development awards to outstanding junior nursing faculty.Dr. Cohn was selected as a 2012 RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar. The goal of her project is to describe the demographic characteristics of those currently enrolled in biobanks and to identify the barriers and facilitators of minority participation in biobanks at the individual and systems levels.Over the next three years in the program, Dr. Cohn will have 60 percent protected time to focus on program activities; receive financial support for career development activities in her research and scholarly focus area; work closely with institutional and national mentors to develop her career as an academic nurse leader; and receive training and mentoring in areas such as developing a research and academic career plan, securing research funding, integrating research and scholarship into teaching, exerting leadership through professional and university service, influencing health care policy through research, and developing skills to assume a senior leadership role in academic nursing.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $349,979.00

Awarded on: 8/2/2012

Time frame: 9/1/2012 - 2/29/2016

Grant Number: 70325


Columbia University School of Nursing

630 West 168th Street
New York, 10032-3703


Elizabeth Gross Cohn
Project Director