The Racial and Social Justice Seed Grants are designed to help launch and support research projects demonstrably centered on exploring the sources and consequences of racial inequities and social justice. The award is across the UCLA system.
Dr. Adrissi was the only physician amongst the grant awardees. She was one of 9 total awardees. She received the $30,000 grant for her project: "Improving the Lack of Representation of Black Participants in Parkinson's Disease Clinical Trials: A Matter of Science and Justice". She is currently creating a quantitative assessment tool to be used by Parkinson's disease researcher to assess and improve their recruitment and study design to increase inclusivity and accessibility for Black participants, using a community-centered approach.
Dr. Adrissi was presented the award at a reception on November 29th by Gene Block, UCLA Chancellor, and Roger Wakimoto, UCLA Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities.