ENABLE Scholar Program

Bridge2AI ENABLE Scholar Program

The Bridge2AI Bridge Center Training Team at UCLA proudly presents the NIH-supported Bridge2AI ENABLE Scholar Program. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) are demonstrating enormous potential to revolutionize healthcare and biomedical enterprises. To achieve an ethical and equitable society supported by modern AI/ML healthcare innovations, the future leaders driving these innovations should include contributors from all communities. The Bridge2AI ENABLE Scholar Program aims to foster AI/ML training for a diverse and inclusive AI/ML workforce.

Health Professionals: We encourage medical professionals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce, to apply, particularly those who are interested in gaining experience in concepts and applications surrounding AI/ML in biomedicine and modern clinical care. Eligible applicants are from any healthcare-related field (e.g., nursing, public health, physicians, etc.) across multiple career stages (e.g., students, junior/senior professionals). No prior computational or technical experience is necessary. It is essential that applicants demonstrate a passionate work ethic and strong enthusiasm for biomedical AI/ML research and applications.

ENABLE Program Curriculum: The Bridge2AI ENABLE Program is a 10-week program consisting of 6-8 weeks of self-paced and highly tailored lecture learning pertaining to the ethics of AI/ML and AI/ML applications in contemporary medicine as well as guided step-by-step hands-on experience in a selected data science and AI/ML project with real-world datasets. Successful applicants are paired with a faculty mentor team, composed of expert clinicians, AI/ML specialists, and ethical AI leaders. A stipend of up to $10,000 will be provided to offset time loss in clinical services and alleviate the financial burden for program participation. A total of 15 awards are available for each fiscal year.

After two successful cohorts from the Bridge2AI ENABLE Scholars Program (see photos of 2023-24 Enable Scholars below), we are excited to announce that Bridge2AI Scholars Training is evolving to include training initiatives from Bridge2AI Grand Challenges (Voice, CM4AI, CHoRUS, and AI-READI). Details on these innovative Bridge2AI AI/ML BioMed training initiatives will be announced soon. 

Photos of the Bridge2AI Scholars from ENABLE Program (Nov 2023 - Apr 2024)