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10 Approaches from Government
Pages 87-92

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From page 87...
... (Padilla) • Tracking and monitoring pipeline program participant out comes and focusing on community-based training and longi tudinal training are potential strategies for moving forward.
From page 88...
... program, which awarded grants to 10 undergraduate institutions to research and implement innovative approaches to engaging and sustaining interest in students from diverse backgrounds in biomedical research, beginning in 2014.4 Eligibility criteria for the program were that an institution received less than $7.5 million in NIH research grants in the preceding year and that 25 percent 1 Ofili is professor of medicine, director of the Clinical Research Center, and senior associ ate dean of clinical and translational research at Morehouse School of Medicine. 2 Valantine is chief officer, Scientific Workforce Diversity, and senior investigator at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
From page 89...
... An analysis of the program found that 60 percent of people supported by diversity supplements were performing well and still working in science. Valantine noted that this was contrary to common assumptions about the program, and thus offered "a lesson to all of us that just because something is not measured and the data is not there, it does not mean it does not work." Valantine also mentioned the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program, which supports linkages between 2-year junior or community colleges and 4-year baccalaureate programs, as well as programs to promote diversity at the postdoctoral level.6 In closing, Valantine discussed the possibility of engaging college athletes and the NCAA to address the absence of Black men in medicine and science.
From page 90...
... Together, this suggested to her that, "There is a robust pool of Black male students able and ready to go into medical school." HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION HEALTH WORKFORCE PRIORITIES AND PROGRAMS Luis Padilla, M.D., FAAFP Associate Administrator, Bureau of Health Workforce Health Resources and Services Administration Padilla started his talk by describing the issue of increasing representation of Black men in medicine as well aligned with the HRSA mission "to improve health and achieve health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce, and innovative programs." The BHW, in particular, seeks to "improve the health of underserved and vulnerable populations by strengthening [the] health workforce and .
From page 91...
... Montgomery Rice described, "You really are just teasing them every quarter, but they stay in contact. We can really build a network with that." In addition, Morehouse would build a national curriculum to pair each career goal with the necessary competences and coursework, such that "when you do these career assessment tests, you know what a kid ought to be doing based on the national standards for K through 12." In response, Padilla offered that HRSA is looking at piloting efforts to track and monitor students to lessen the work for individual universities and colleges, and proposed continuing a dialogue with Montgomery Rice.

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