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ASH Minority Recruitment Initiative Fund

The Minority Medical Student Award Program has been an amazing opportunity. It allowed me to return to the blood bank where my pursuit of medicine was solidified, not as a lab technician, but as a medical student performing research in investigating the efficacy of one of the newer protocols.

Violeta Osegueda / 2016 ASH Minority Medical Student Award recipient

Diversification in the health care workforce increases access to care and the quality of the medical experience for minority patients. Yet, despite an increasing recognition of the need for a diverse biomedical research workforce, many obstacles still impede the successful recruitment and retention of underserved and underrepresented groups in the field of hematology.

The ASH Minority Recruitment Initiative promotes increased diversity in the hematology workforce through multiple awards designed to support both early-career trainees and established hematologists. Through these programs, the Society aims to increase participation in biomedical research and representation on medical school faculties and in clinical hematology practices.

Minority Recruitment Initiative Programs

How You Can Help

Your donation to the ASH Minority Recruitment Initiative Fund will support the Society’s efforts to recruit trainees to the field of hematology and sustain their contributions to the profession, thereby improving outcomes for all patients including those of diverse socio-economic backgrounds. To learn more about ASH's MRI Initiative, please visit the main MRI page here.

Because of strong institutional support from ASH, 100 percent of all charitable donations to the ASH Foundation directly benefit programs sponsored by ASH and are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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ASH Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of MRI

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The ASH Minority Recruitment Initiative (MRI) is celebrating its 20th anniversary!

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