The Committee on Professional Diversity announces its annual call for proposals for the ASA Mentoring Program. The goal of the program is to foster diversity within ASA through mentorship. The program provides funding up to $5,000 to mentor/mentee pairs who submit a project of mutual interest. The project may be oriented to scientific or clinical research, or an educational, political advocacy or organized medicine endeavor.

Dr. Lena Mayes, 2013 award recipient and Assistant Professor at the Children’s Hospital Colorado, describes her experience:

I was first introduced to the role of malignant hyperthermia (MH) consultant for the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS) as a pediatric anesthesiology fellow at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. While searching for an academic project, I edited an article on MH for the British Journal of Medicine with Dr. Barbara Brandom, Director of the North American Malignant Hyperthermia Registry. Dr. Brandom’s energy,...

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