From 2017 to 2019, ASH announced three new award programs for underrepresented minority residents, graduate students, and fellows — the ASH Minority Resident Hematology Award Program (MRHAP), ASH Minority Hematology Graduate Award (MHGA), and ASH Minority Hematology Fellow Award (MHFA), respectively, which represent the more recent of ASH’s efforts to support the hematology-focused research pursuits of these trainees and early-career investigators.
The awards are a part of the ASH Minority Recruitment Initiative and share an overarching goal of attracting and retaining talented individuals from underrepresented minority communities and diversifying and expanding the hematology workforce, from medical school students (the Minority Medical Student Award Program [MMSAP]) to PhD candidates (the Minority Graduate Student Abstract Achievement Award [MGSAAA]) to scholars with academic and research appointments (The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program [ASH-AMFDP]). Altogether the six awards form a continuum of opportunities that can include research and travel stipends, interactions with career and research mentors, and complementary access to ASH publications (visit www.hematology.org/awards/minority-recruitment for specifics on each individual award). Moreover, each award provides experiences that support and encourage participants through every step of their career paths.
Please join ASH in congratulating all of this year’s participants, and click on the links below to learn what led them toward their specific research areas, as well their career aspirations in the field hematology.
*Note: Winners of this year’s MGSAAA will be announced in the wrap-up edition of ASH News Daily, available in December 2020.