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2 Eastern Virginia Medical School supports the mission of the Nebraska – Virginia Alliance in increasing the numbers of traditionally underrepresented groups in the medical and health professions to advance and improve education, patient care, and research.

3 1. Establish and maintain BS/MD programs with each of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Virginia 2. Provide summer research experiences each year for up to four students interested in academic medicine and/or biomedical research 3. Establish an EVMS Alliance Scholarship 4. Seek faculty exchange partnerships for minority faculty teaching in the basic sciences, as well as collaborative partnerships in research (pending)

4 College of William and Mary Christopher Newport University Hampden-Sydney College Hampton University Norfolk State University Old Dominion University Saint Paul’s College Virginia State University Virginia Union University Virginia Wesleyan University

5 Second Semester Sophomore Academic Criteria Non-academic Factors Volunteer Experience Demonstrated Leadership Health Care Exposure

6 Completion of the prerequisite science courses for admission to EVMS 1 year of Biology 1 year of General Chemistry 1 year of Organic Chemistry 1 year of Physics Maintenance of an overall and science GPA of not less than 3.25 Satisfactory annual reviews by Pre-Health Advisory Committee Participation in extracurricular activities, including health care exposure

7 Norfolk State University Anika Rollins, SR Courtney Bell, JR Mia Miller, JR Nicole Phillip, JR Hampton University Crystal Connor, SR Alisha Stephens, SR Twyla Cummings, JR Imani Eichelberger, JR Jason Sherer, JR

8 EVMS Class of 2011 Erika Chambliss – Hampton University EVMS Class of 2012 Kira Howell – Norfolk State University Andria Tatem – Hampton University Josiah Wrensford – Norfolk State University EVMS Class of 2013 Jessica Rivers – Hampton University Rachel Anazia – Norfolk State University Allison Hamilton – Hampton University Khristian Harris – Virginia State University Ariel James – Norfolk State University

9 Department of Pediatrics Eastern Virginia Medical School And Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters

10 Faculty Mentored Research Program in medical, biomedical, public health and behavioral research Lectures and seminars on the basics of research Student oral presentations of selected research projects Clinical conferences Shadowing physicians in various pediatric subspecialties

11 The program was held May 27 – July 31, 2009 A total of 18 students participated in the 2009 Summer Scholars Program, including four students from Hampton University, an Alliance Partnership institution. Each student received a $3,000.00 research stipend.

12 Summer Scholars Janee Henderson, Keisha Avant, Ashley Garvin and Erika Byers of Hampton University showcase the results of their research at poster exhibition sponsored by the EVMS Department of Pediatrics.

13 Janee V. Henderson – Rising Senior, Hampton University Major :Psychology Project: Factors Affecting Mental Health Treatment Initiation in Children and Adolescents in an Inner City Population Mentor: Elliott Levin, MSW, LCSW Clinical Pediatric Social Worker Elliot Levin, MSW, LCSW and Janee Henderson

14 Erika Byers– Rising Senior, Hampton University Major:Psychology Project:Most Frequently Missed Factors in the Pediatric Emergency Department Mentors: Jason Mounts, M.D. Fellow In Pediatric Emergency Medicine Joel Clingenpeel, M.D. Fellowship Director of EVMS Pediatrics at CHKD Jason Mounts, MD and Erika Byers

15 Keisha N. Avant– 2009 Graduate, Hampton University, Major: Biology Project: Neurocognitive Deficits in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease Mentor: Benjamin M. Goodman, MD Assistant Professor and Associate Director of EVMS Sickle Cell Program B. Mitchell Goodman, II, MD, Keisha N. Avant, and Ian Chen, MD, MPH

16 Ashley N. Garvin – 2009 Graduate, Hampton University Major : Psychology Project: Common Variables in Difficult to Control Pediatric Asthma Patients in a Tertiary Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic Mentor: Maripaz B. Morales, M.D. Assistant Professor of Allergy Immunology, Department of Pediatrics Maripaz Morales, MD and Ashley Garvin

17 Summer Research Internships in medical, biomedical, public health and behavioral research! May 26 – July 29, 2010 Program Information has been forwarded to HBCU Alliance Partnership contacts. Get Program Information and the official Summer Scholars Program Application Form: On the internet: (click the Research portal) By Email: By Phone: (757) 668-7486 Deadline for receipt of application packets: February 19, 2010 Applicants will be notified of their standing by April 16, 2010.

18 EVMS has established an Alliance Scholarship - $40,000.00 ($10,000.00 awarded per year) Scholarship awarded each year to Alliance student matriculating at EVMS Scholarship based on academic merit and/or demonstrated financial need Scholarship is renewable based on good academic standing

19 Khristian Harris (MD Class of 2013) - $5,000.00 Virginia State University Ariel James (MD Class of 2013) - $5,000.00 Norfolk State University Jessica Rivers (MD Class of 2012) - $5,000.00 Hampton University Josiah Wrensford (MD Class of 2012) - $5,000.00 Norfolk State University

20 Work with Alliance member schools to develop faculty exchange partnerships Explore collaborations with EVMS research divisions for experiences for minority faculty

21 Diversity and Health Care Admissions Selection Factors Perspectives From Medical Students, Residents and Physicians Mock Admissions Interviews Clinical Skills Presentation Tour of EVMS

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