Dr. Sheida Tabaie is the recipient of a Community Engagement Award from Weill Cornell Medicine’s Clinical & Translational Science Center (CTSC). The $10,000 award provides a year of funding for Dr. Tabaie’s research into and implementation of a sexual health education curriculum for refugee women in New York City.
Dr. Tabaie, an assistant professor of clinical anesthesiology, was previously an Anesthesiology Global Health Fellow. In developing the sexual health education curriculum, she will draw on the expertise of Indego Africa, a non-profit organization that has extensive experience working with refugee women in Rwanda, and on experts in sexual and medical health.
"We’re very excited to work with Indego Africa on this novel project," said Dr. Tabaie. "We look forward to the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on this underserved population."
Weill Cornell Medicine’s CTSC is a multi-institutional consortium that includes Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Hunter College and Cornell University. Since its founding in 2007, the CTSC has focused on advancing translational science discoveries across a broad spectrum of clinical disciplines and diseases.