2021 Diversity Student Open House

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A Call for Solidarity: Pride in Action

During June, the LGBTQ+ community around the world celebrates Pride. June 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Gay Pride march in U.S. history, originally called Christopher Street Liberation Day. It was held in recognition of the first anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village. Such raids were frequent and often resulted in physical and psychological violence to the patrons and employees of queer establishments. These abuses reflected the era’s homophobic attitudes: it was illegal in most states to be gay.

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Rhonda Acholonu is in InStyle talking about Diversity and Time s up healthcare!

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Diverse Opportunities in Science

This summer was a bit of an experiment for Kayla Baker and Fred Johnson III. Both are undergraduate biology majors at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) with an interest in pursuing a career in medicine that also includes research, but when they arrived at Einstein in June neither of them had much experience working in a lab. Read more

Veronica Ortiz, class of 2021, awarded the National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

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FAQ Medical School: Why Einstein Has an Office of Diversity Enhancement

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FAQ Medical School: Being a Minority Student at Einstein

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Mentoring Bronx Youth

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Celebrating Women's History at Einstein

When Einstein opened its doors in 1955, it broke new ground by rejecting quotas and admitting students—of all creeds, races and genders—on merit alone. There were four women among Einstein’s founding faculty, and 10 by the time Einstein’s first commencement took place in 1959 (for which the graduating class included three women).

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Application now open to our DSSROP summer research program!

If you are a sophomore or junior in high school and have at least a 3.0 science GPA, consider applying! Application available here: http://www.einstein.yu.edu/docs/education/md-program/diversity/application-dssrop.pdf

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Elise Mike, MSTP student awarded first place in the SNMA’s Leadership Forum!

Ms. Elise Mike, MSTP student in the Putterman lab, was awarded first place in the SNMA’s National Leadership Institute Research Forum! Please see the attached winning abstract or better yet come by the office to see her poster on the bulletin board! Congratulations Elise!

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Kim Ohaegbulam, MSTP student accepted as a Diversity Mentorship Awardee!

Kim Ohaegbulam

Mr. Kim Ohaegbulam, an expected MSTP graduate for the class of 2019, was accepted as a Diversity Mentorship Awardee from the American Academy of Dermatology. This highly competitive program seeks to provide URM students with mentorship and research opportunities with dermatologists of color with the hopes of diversifying the field. For more information on the program click here https://www.aad.org/members/leadership-institute/mentoring/find-a-mentor/diversity-mentorship-program
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Calling all 3rd and 4th years!

Applications for the Joseph Collins Scholarship are due 02/23! Requirements: $15,000 scholarship will be awarded based on financial need, scholastic record and moral character. Students actively involved in the arts and/or neurology, psychiatry, or becoming a general practitioner will be given preference! Open to all Einstein students! Please see the attached PDF for the application.

Congratulations to Hoops for Health!

They won 3rd place at the Community Health Leadership Conference hosted by the Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Department of Community Service at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The winning work addresses how a STEM Curriculum improves health literacy in Bronx elementary school students. To see the winning poster click here and for more information on Hoops for Health or any of our CBSL programs click here.