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Grants, Scholarships & Awards

The Diversity in Medicine Scholarship

The Diversity in Medicine scholarship is funded by the New York State Department of Health to help ad- dress the gap in physician diversity. It is administered through the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) and awarded to students who have successfully completed the post-baccalaureate program and are currently enrolled in a New York State medical school.

Akya Myrie

Catherina Lubin

Akya Myrie, Recipient Catherina Lubin, Recipient

Scholarship in Pediatrics recipient:

Dr. Madu Rao

Dr. Madu Rao is a pediatric pulmonologist who created this scholarship at SUNY Downstate for 4th year minority medical students interested in a pediatric residency program. Recipients of this scholarship not only excel academically, they participate in research, are involved in extracurricular activities and have a have a stellar Dean’s letter and strong work ethic.

Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award recipient:

Anika Daniels-Osaze, Ed.D.

Anika Daniels-Osaze, Ed.D.,
Director, Diversity Education and Research

Insight into Diversity recognizes leaders from underrepresented groups who have successfully spearheaded STEM initiatives, engaged in community outreach, and made significant and lasting contributions to their fields as researchers, educators, and advocates. with the 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award.