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.

Apryl Martin, M.D., 2014 award recipient and resident at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, describes her experience:

“As a resident at one of the oldest and largest public health hospital systems in the United States, I have the opportunity to care for a diverse cohort of underserved patients with medical conditions. Their co-morbidities range from severe manifestations of common medical problems to orphan diseases torn from the pages of life....

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