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2017 Minority Trainee Development Scholarship (MTDS) WINNERS

Congratulations to the 2017 Minority Trainee Development Scholarship!

Congratulations to the 40 recipients of the 2017 ATS Minority Trainee Development Scholarship (MTDS)!  Please click here to view the complete list of names!  The MTDS is supported by the American Thoracic Society and provides travel support for underrepresented minorities defined by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to attend the ATS 2017 International Conference in Washington, DC.

The MTDS recipients will be honored at the Diversity Forum, Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 11:45 am – 1:15 pm, Renaissance Washington Downtown Grand Ballroom North (Ballroom Level).  The annual Diversity Forum focuses on diversity within the fields of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, research and academic careers. The forum will feature guest speaker, Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health, as our speaker. Dr. Perez-Stable, who was named to this position in 2015, has been called “a highly respected leader with rich experience in advancing efforts to eliminate health disparities.” His interests have included improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and underserved populations and improving cross-cultural communication skills among health care professionals. He will address career and diversity issues followed by a question and answer period. The Diversity Forum is sponsored by the ATS Membership Committee and will be hosted by Yolanda Mageto, MD, MPH.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Guzman at the ATS office by email (lguzman@thoracic.org) or by telephone (212-315-8627).

Once again, congratulations to the 2017 MTDS awardees, and thank you to all those who applied.  We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC!

Sincerely,
Yolanda Mageto, MD, MPH
Chair, MTDS Review Subcommittee


2017 Minority Trainee Development Scholarship (MTDS) Awardees

  1. Taylor Adams, BA
    Yale University
    Mentor: Dr. Naftali Kaminski

  2. Brandon Aguilar Rodriguez, BS
    San Francisco State University
    Mentor: Dr. Joshua Jorge Vasquez

  3. Luciano Amarelle, MD
    Northwestern University
    Mentor: Dr. Jacob I Sznajder

  4. Teminioluwa Ayayi, MPH
    Duke University School of Medicine
    Mentor: Dr. Michael Fessler

  5. Vanessa al Rashida, MD, MPH
    University of New Mexico Hospital
    Mentor: Dr. Aksay Sood

  6. Antonio Arciniegas Rubio, MD
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
    Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Marlene baron

  7. Christian Ascoli, MD
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Mentor: Dr. Patricia Finn

  8. Shanna Ashley, PhD
    University of Michigan
    Mentor: Dr. Robert Dickson

  9. Mariam Ba, PhD
    University of Nevada, Reno
    Mentor: Dr. Cherie A. Singer

  10. Janelle Baptiste, MPH
    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    Mentor: Dr. Linda Nici

  11. Armando Bedoya, MD
    Duke University
    Mentor: Dr. Robert Tighe

  12. Rene Bermea, MD
    University of Chicago Medical Center
    Mentor: Dr. Rekha Vij

  13. Mariam Bramah-Lawani, BSc
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Mentor: Dr. Alison Morris

  14. Ozioma Chioma, PhD
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Mentor: Dr. Wonder Puryear Drake

  15. Yanerys Colon-Cortes, MD
    University of Florida
    Mentor: Dr. George Aslanidi

  16. Silvia Coronel, MD
    University of Southern California
    Mentor: Dr. Ahmet Baydur

  17. Katelyn Dunigan, BS
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Mentor: Dr. Trent Tipple

  18. Jose Flores Gonzalez, MD
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Mentor: Dr. Michael Tuvin

  19. Alice Gallo de Moraes, MD
    Mayo Clinic
    Mentor: Dr. Richard Oeckler

  20. Alberto Goizueta, MD
    Boston University
    Mentor: Dr. Rabih El-Bizri

  21. Berenice Gutierrez Grebenkova, BS
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Mentor: Dr. Roberto Adachi

  22. Alison Hernandez, PhD
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Mentor: Dr. Eileen Collins

  23. Olufunmilola Ibironke, MSc
    Rutgers State University of New Jersey
    Mentor: Dr. Stephan Schwander

  24. Dayna Johnson, PhD, MPH, MS, MSW
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Mentor: Dr. Susan Redline

  25. Tiffanie Jones, MD
    University of Pennsylvania
    Mentor: Dr. Nuala Meyer

  26. Jacinta Lomba, BA
    Brown University
    Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Joanne Haley

  27. Dawn Maldonado, BA
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Mentor: Dr. David Lederer

  28. Alexandra Noel, PhD
    Louisiana State University
    Mentor: Dr. Arthur Penn

  29. Tolani Olonisakin, BA
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Mentor: Dr. Janet Lee

  30. Hasina Outtz Reed, MD, PhD
    University of Pennsylvania
    Mentor: Dr. Mark L. Kahn

  31. Sarah Owusu, PhD
    Weill Cornell Medical College
    Mentor: Dr. Ronald G. Crystal

  32. Luis Reyes, MD
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Mentor: Dr. Marcos I Restrepo

  33. Christalyn Rhodes, BA
    Harvard University
    Mentor: Dr. Jeff Fredberg

  34. Maria Jose Rosa, PhD
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Mentor: Dr. Rosalind J. Wright

  35. Joshua Sheak, BS
    University of New Mexico School of Medicine
    Mentor: Dr. Thomas C. Resta

  36. Tomeka Suber, MD, PhD
    University of Pittsburgh
    Mentor: Dr. Rama Mallampalli

  37. Sunkaru Touray, MBChB
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Mentor: Dr. Scott E. Kopec

  38. Uchenna Unachukwu, PhD
    Columbia University Medical Center
    Mentor: Dr. Jeanine D'Armiento

  39. Luis Vargas Buonfiglio, MD
    University of Iowa
    Mentor: Dr. Joseph Zabner

  40. Elizabeth Viglianti, MD, MPH
    University of Michigan
    Mentor: Dr. Theodore Iwashyna

Last Reviewed: May 2017