Karriem Watson


ChicagoCHEC Role: Pilot Project Co-PI
Organization: University of Illinois at Chicago

Karriem Watson is the Administrative Director of Community Engaged Research at the UI Cancer Center. He has established himself as an exemplary project manager of community engaged research and manager of undergraduate STEM programs. He co-created a 10 week summer program for underrepresented minority students at UIC during his tenure as the Director of the Early Outreach Program (EOP) within the Urban Health Program (UHP). In 2013, he was recognized by the Chicago Urban League as an “Innovator in STEM”. Karriem is a product of the STEM pipeline programs of the UIC UHP and will use his expertise in project management and curriculum design as well as community engaged research to support the overall success of ChicagoCHEC’s training and educational initiatives.


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