This evening ASH will celebrate the
sixth year of its Minority Recruitment Initiative (MRI) at the annual Promoting
Minorities in Hematology Presentations and Reception. The event will offer attendees a chance to
network with colleagues, medical students, and ASH leadership, while learning
about the Society’s Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) and the
ASH-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP).
The program will feature the 2009
MMSAP participants, as they engage attendees with their summer research project
presentations. Another highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the
fourth recipient of the ASH-AMFDP award, a partnership between ASH and AMFDP of
the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Distinguished ASH and the AMFDP
representatives will introduce this year’s winner, Alison Walker, MD. Dr.
Walker is an assistant professor of internal medicine, Division of Hematology
and Oncology at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She received her
medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and
Dentistry in Rochester, NY.
Dr. Walker is not new to the Society’s award programs; she was also a
2007 participant in the Clinical Research Training Institute.
Before and after these
presentations, the second-year MMSAP participants and students from the NHLBI
Minority Research Supplement Program will be presenting their posters. Representatives
from the NHLBI, NCI, NIDDK, and NIA will be in attendance to provide
information about their various training and research offerings. In addition,
representatives from the AMFDP and ASH will have additional information on how
to apply for the MMSAP and the ASH-AMFDP awards.
The Promoting Minorities in Hematology Presentations
and Reception will be held this evening from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the
Versailles Room at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Guests will enjoy a buffet
dinner immediately following the ASH-AMFDP and MMSAP presentations.
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