Partners

The American Society of Hematology: A partnership between the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the AMFDP has been established to address the shortage of scholars with academic and research appointments in the field of hematology who come from historically marginalized backgrounds. The criteria and application process for the ASH-AMFDP are identical to those for the AMFDP, and Scholars and their mentors have the same obligations and benefits. For more information, please visit http://www.hematology.org/Awards/ASH-AMFDP/2224.aspx.

ASH also sponsors two programs intended for those earlier in their research careers.  The Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) is structured around an 8- to 12-week research experience for students from the United States and Canada in their early years of medical school and designed to introduce minority medical students to hematology and hematology research.  The Minority Resident Hematology Award Program (MRHAP) is the newest program on ASH’s Minority Recruitment Initiative longitudinal pathway. MRHAP is designed to provide support for underrepresented minority resident physicians in an internal medicine, pathology, or pediatric residency program in the United States or Canada to conduct hematology-focused research.

The American Society of Nephrology: A partnership between the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the AMFDP has been established to address the shortage of scholars with academic and research appointments in the field of nephrology who come from historically marginalized backgrounds. The criteria and application process for the ASN-AMFDP are identical to those for the AMFDP, and Scholars and their mentors have the same obligations and benefits. For more information, please contact Nina Ardery at the National Program Office, at 317-278-0500 or amfdp@indiana.edu.  No awards will be made under this partnership in the 2020 cohort; eligible nephrologists are welcome to apply for support from the AMFDP through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The American Heart Association: A partnership between the American Heart Association (AHA) and the AMFDP has been established to address the shortage of scholars with academic and research appointments in the fields of cardiology and stroke who come from historically marginalized backgrounds. The criteria and application process for the AHA-AMFDP are identical to those for the AMFDP, and Scholars and their mentors have the same obligations and benefits. For more information, please contact Nina Ardery at the National Program Office, at 317-278-0500 or amfdp@indiana.edu.

A partnership between a consortium of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the American Lung Association, the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and the AMFDP has been established to address the shortage of scholars with academic and research appointments in the field of pulmonary and critical care who come from historically marginalized backgrounds. The criteria and application process for the American Thoracic Society/American Lung Association/American College of Chest Physicians-AMFDP are identical to those for the AMFDP. Scholars and their mentors have the same obligations and benefits. Eligible pulmonary/critical care specialists are welcome to apply for support from the AMFDP through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. For more information, please contact Nina Ardery at the National Program Office, at 317-278-0500 or amfdp@indiana.edu.

Each partner in the consortium also sponsors health equity and diversity programs. For information on programs from the American Thoracic Society, contact Mr. Courtney White, MLS, CAE – Senior Director of Patient Outreach, Equality and Engagement at cwhite@thoracic.org. For information on programs through the American Lung Association, contact Deb Brown, Chief Mission Officer at deb.brown@lung.org . For information on programs from the American College of Chest Physicians, contact Suzanne Sletto, CAE – Chief of Staff to the CEO and Senior Director, Organization Affairs at ssletto@chestnet.org.