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ICTS Announces Inaugural Cohort for PROUD-MED

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The ICTS congratulates and proudly announces the selected 2023 Scholars for PROUD-MED, the Program for Underrepresented in Medicine for Equity and Diversity.

PROUD-MED is a new initiative supported by the ICTS and Washington University School of Medicine to enhance underrepresented in medicine (URiM) faculty development by providing mentored clinical research training, dedicated Research Development Program (RDP) resources, senior faculty support, and group mentorship as a community to integrate with institutional programs.

Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, PhD and Adetunji T. Toriola, MD, PhD, serve as co-Directors for the PROUD-MED initiative. PROUD-MED offers the cohort numerous opportunities, including mentored clinical training to support career development and progression plans in their area of research, as well as connections to dedicated institutionally-funded diversity programming. PROUD-MED emphasizes essential tools to help Scholars build community and navigate academic structures as an URiM faculty member.

Meet the 2023 PROUD-MED Cohort

Atinuke Aluko, MD, RhMSUS
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Kaye Brathwaite, MD
Marlene Cano, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Dwayne Carney, MD, MPH
Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
Gregory Cejas, MD
Miguel Chavez Concha, MD, MS
Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine
Samuel Cortez, MD, MSCI
Pediatrics, Endocrinology & Diabetes
Stephanie Diggs, MD
Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Michael Iglesia, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine, Oncology
Calvin Lewis, MD, PhD
Radiation Oncology
Zainab Mahmoud, MD, MSc
Internal Medicine, Cardiology & Cardiovascular Diseases
Luis Parra-Rodriguez, MD
Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease