American Society of Hematology

The ASH Minority Recruitment Initiative

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The ASH Minority Recruitment Initiative (MRI) was created in 2003 to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities training in hematology-related fields and to increase the number of minority hematologists with academic and research appointments.

Initiative Programs

The Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) is designed to offer an introductory mentored biomedical research experience to students in medical school.

The Minority Graduate Student Abstract Achievement Award (MGSAAA) is designed to attract and/or retain minority PhD students to the field of hematology through the ASH annual meeting.

The Minority Resident Hematology Award Program (MRHAP) provides support for minority resident physicians in an internal medicine, pathology, or pediatric residency program to conduct hematology focused research.

The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (ASH-AMFDP) seeks to increase the number of underrepresented minority scholars from the field of hematology with academic and research appointments.

Chair's Corner

Read a message from Dr. Avalos, chair of the ASH Committee on Promoting Diversity, highlighting both existing and exciting new MRI programs being developed by the committee.


Photos from Past Events

Have a Question?

Contact Lisa Fanning, Senior Manager of Diversity Programs, to learn more about the ASH Minority Recruitment Initiative.

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