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ASH Minority Recruitment Initiative


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.

Minority Recruitment Initiative Programs

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 Hematology Graduate Award (MHGA) provides support and offers exposure to academic hematology for doctoral students in their first, second, or third year of graduate school.

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

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 Minority Hematology Fellow Award (MHFA) encourages junior researchers to pursue careers in academic hematology by providing research funding and mentorship over a two-to-three year period.

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.

Featured Spotlight

Listen, as ASH President Dr. Alexis Thompson talks to Dr. Melody Smith (pictured above) about Dr. Smith’s experience navigating the ASH career development and leadership pathways.

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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