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Diversity Research

Goals: Serve as the research assessment committee to further the work efforts of the SNMA in addressing the need for increased support for and investment in underrepresented minority premedical students, medical students and future physicians. In particular this committee is dedicated to increasing the amount of research specifically reflecting the experiences and concerns of minority medical students, while contributing important data with which to strengthen arguments supporting the need to achieve racial parity in the physician workforce. Additionally, this committee works cooperatively with the Physician-Researcher Initiative Fellow and is charged with the oversight of two of SNMA 's longstanding research programs:

Committee Leadership

Tiffani J Houston
Diversity Research Co-chairperson

MD/Ph.D. Candidate
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

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Abner Murray

Abner A Murray
Diversity Research Co-chairperson

MD/Ph.D. Candidate
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Yolandas Thomason, MS
Diversity Research Vice-chairperson

DO Candidate
Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

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SNMA's September National Leadership Institute Research Forum Recap

The Diversity Research Committee hosted the year's first multidisciplinary research poster forum at the September NLI at RowanSOM. There were 14 submissions which included projects both in Clinical/Translational/Basic Science and Community Service/Public Health. Two first prize winners were selected based on the best total scores given from expert judges in the field. Two honorable mention prizes were also announced.

Clinical/Translation/Basic Science

*First Place* Eric Goldwaser - D.O./PhD Candidate - Rowan University of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Honorable Mention - DaShawn Hickman - M.D./PhD Candidate - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Community Service/Public Health

*First Place* Natasha Ramsey - M.D./MPH Candidate - New York University School of Medicine

Honorable Mention - Juan Franco Murillo - M.A. Candidate - Temple University School of Medicine

Congratualtions to all the winners and thank you to all the participants

SNMA David E. Satcher, MD, PhD Research Fellowship
The SNMA Satcher Fellowship aims to provide medical student members of the SNMA opportunities to explore racial and ethnic health disparities in a research environment. It awards five $5000 fellowship prizes for research focusing on obesity prevention and obesity intervention. The fellowship program is sponsored by the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative. We are currently not accepting applications at this time.

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