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Camilia Kamoun, MD, MSME

Camilia Kamoun, MD, Assistant Professor in Pediatric Endocrinology, was recently awarded a grant by the Greenwall Foundation through its Making a Difference Program, in the amount of $240,272 in support of her project, “Moving Away from Race-Ethnicity Based Clinical Care of Early Female Puberty Towards Race and Ethnicity Conscious Puberty Justice”.

Abstract: Clinical care of early female puberty is troubled by unsound race and ethnicity based guidance, which is compounded by inadequately addressed sex-related psychosocial health outcomes. Given the limited empiric data on race and ethnicity based differences in clinical care of early female puberty, this project aims to first conduct quantitative and qualitative research to gather the necessary empiric data to then generate a set of recommendations to advance equitable, race and ethnicity conscious, patient-informed, clinical care of early female puberty based on a new puberty justice framework.

The Making a Difference program funds bioethics research projects that seek to resolve current challenges in health care, policy, and research. Grants are awarded twice yearly. Since 2013, the Foundation has funded more than 100 Making a Difference grants supporting bioethics research on a wide array of issues including aid-in-dying, deception in medical contexts, discrimination in health care, and responses to the opioid epidemic, among others.

Congratulations Camilia!