Awards & Recognition

Ebony B. Carter, MD, MPH, secures NIH R21 award

Dr. Ebony Carter, Associate Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Chief, Division of Clinical Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine, received an R21 award from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Carter’s research titled “EleVATE-Clinicians: a tool to mitigate implicit bias by increasing clinicians’ empathy,” will provide high-quality, representative data on: 1) whether there is an association between pregnancy outcomes and clinician empathy during prenatal care and 2) if Elevating Voices, Addressing Depression, Toxic Stress and Equity in Group Prenatal Care(EleVATE GC) is a viable mechanism to increase clinician empathy and, potentially, mitigate the impact of implicit bias. The award is from 9/23/22-6/30/24 for a total of $461,416 in funding.

“I work on behalf of the dynamic EleVATE Collaborative who’s doing the heavy lifting to make a difference in Missouri! All #kudos go to #patientsturnedpartners @STL_IHN @AffiniaHealth @UHKCMO @BarnesJewish @slenzepsych @drkristinzblack & many more! Grateful 4 @WashU_OBGYN!” – Dr. Carter via Twitter.