Pilot and Feasibility Program


Shivani Agarwal, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Core Faculty

Pilot and Feasibility Program, Co-Director
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Judith Wylie-Rosett, Ed.D., RDN
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Core Faculty

Atran Foundation Chair in Social Medicine
Interim Division Head, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health Division of Health Behavior Research & Implementation Science


This program is designed to support primarily early-stage investigators (ESIs), but also established investigators in other fields to conduct research in diabetes, obesity and related cardiometabolic disorders. The program supports the generation of new ideas, approaches, and areas of inquiry. Proposals that investigate health disparities related to diabetes and obesity, and these areas as they relate to COVID-19, are encouraged.

  1. To conduct annual P&F grant competitions.
  2. To increase P&F awardee and early-stage investigator use of CDTR resources (Core services and Enrichment programming).
  3. To objectively evaluate P&F awardee progress.
  4. To increase P&F applications from URiM investigators and evaluate relevant funding metrics