Nirmal and Inder Mohan Gulati and Chandana Lall Endowed Scholarship Fund


SOM Gifts Endow Schol Dept D02008


Graduate Student Support

Being the only child of doctor parents, Dr. Gulati pursued medicine with passion. He completed medical school at the University of Delhi, India in 1988. He then completed a Post-Graduation in
Anesthesia in 1992. After coming to the United States, he finished internal medicine residency in New York in 1998 and worked as a Primary Care Physician and Hospitalist in Alabama until 2002. Dr. Gulati then joined Indiana University School of Medicine in 2002 as a Health Sciences (HS) Assistant Professor of Medicine and as the Associate Medical Director of the largest outpatient clinic in Indianapolis where he continued until 2011. That same year, he joined University of California Irvine as HS Professor of Medicine, as Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine program and the Medical Director of the Internal Medicine outpatient clinics. Dr. Gulati was recruited to UCR School of Medicine (SOM) in 2015 as the Program Director of the Riverside Community Hospital/UCR Internal Medicine residency program and Block/Clerkship Director for the School of Medicine. In 2019, he became the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official for UCR SOM and the Chief Educational Liaison for Riverside Community Hospital for UCR SOM. Dr. Gulati’s entire career has been focused on student and resident medical education balancing administrative, clinical, and teaching roles.

Dr. Gulati wishes to create this endowed scholarship in honor of his late beloved parents Nirmal and Inder Mohan Gulati as well as his wife Chandana Lall, all of whom he loves dearly and whose inspiration and support he attributes to his successes. In his own words "life always throws curveballs at you and without proper guidance one may succumb to life’s turbulent spikes. Where I am today is entirely due to the constant encouragement and support of my family who always treated me like a winner."

Fund Purpose: This Fund shall be used to provide award(s) to medical student(s) who have the passion and history of involvement with women empowerment and equity.

The process of identifying recipients, the number of awards made, and the size of each award will be determined by the School of Medicine (SOM) Scholarship Committee on an annual basis.

Criteria and Selection Process
The School of Medicine Scholarship Committee will select medical student(s) who meet the following criteria:
- Is in good academic standing and represents academic excellence
- Has demonstrated interest and history in women empowerment and equity work
- Has financial need

In years when there is no candidate who meets the criteria, awards will be held until the following year. The award may be renewed if a student recipient remains in good academic standing.