Lilly partners with Washington University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College on unique summer research program
The medical schools have partnered on this program since 2011; this year, Lilly is joining that collaboration. The goal is to increase participation of underrepresented minorities in academic medicine through mentored research experiences. Through the program, Meharry medical students experience the research environment at top-ranked
To date, 46 medical students have participated in the program, and eight students will take part this summer.
A partnership committed to diversity
"Lilly is always looking for great initiatives to support and reinforce our commitment to diversity," said
Yolanda Johnson-Moton, director of external relations for Lilly's
"This program offers Meharry students the chance to conduct cutting-edge research with the School of Medicine's physicians and scientists," said
Koong-Nah Chung, Ph.D., Washington University's School of Medicine's associate dean for medical student research. "Students also develop long-term connections with our faculty, establish themselves in the pipeline for residency programs, and position themselves for
Digna S. Forbes, M.D., associate professor and associate dean for Medical Education at
To learn more
Here are more details about the program's partners:
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