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Balancing the Scales of Opportunity: Ensuring Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Health Professions B: Further Sources of Information REFERENCES Black Issues in Higher Education Biweekly publication. Frank Matthews, Publisher Cox, Matthews & Associates, 1993 Education That Works: An Action Plan for the Education of Minorities Quality Education Project Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990 HCOP Digest Bureau of Health Professions Division of Disadvantaged Assistance U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1993 Research Training and Career Development Programs National Institutes of Health, 1992 Technical Assistance Manual: Guidelines for Action Project 3000 by 2000 Association of American Medical Colleges, 1992 The Underrepresentation Problem: Minorities in the Health Professions Part II: Review of Current Programs and Future Directions Association of American Medical Colleges, 1992
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Balancing the Scales of Opportunity: Ensuring Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Health Professions PROGRAMS More Minorities in the Health Professions The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Quadras, 2400 Sand Hill Road Menlo Park, California 94025 (415) 854-9400 The Foundation has established several demonstration and evaluation projects across the country. The programs support efforts to improve middle and high school students' academic and social preparation for college, and provide students with early and sustained exposure to health issues and health professionals. National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Black Higher Education Center 400 12th Street, NE Washington, DC 20002 (202) 543-9111 Undergraduate umbrella organization for historically black colleges and universities. Distributes information on minority scholarships to member schools. National Center for the Advancement of Blacks in the Health Professions P.O. Box 21121 Detroit, Michigan 48221 (313) 345-4480 Collects, analyzes, and disseminates information about the underrepresentation of African Americans in the health professions. Conducts retreats and symposia for members. Produces a monthly newsletter, "Pathways to Parity." National Hispanic Mentor Recruitment Network Interamerican College of Physicians and Surgeons U.S. Public Health Service 1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 502 Washington, DC 20005 (202) 467-4756 Serves as a resource for career development and residency program selection. Provides supportive role models, and offers a mechanism for obtaining financial information and career opportunities in the U.S. Public Health Service. Students are matched with physicians based on personal interests, practice setting medical specialty, and geographic location. Publishes a monthly newsletter, "Hispanics & Medicine."
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Balancing the Scales of Opportunity: Ensuring Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Health Professions National Institutes of Health Division of Research Resources 5333 Westbard Avenue Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (301) 496-6745 Offers scholarships and training programs for undergraduate and graduate students interested in biomedical research. Offers grants to minority faculty, K-graduate school. National Science Foundation Division of Human Resource Development 1800 G Street, NW Washington, DC 20550 (202) 357-5052 Encourages minority science education and research through conferences, workshops, publications, and grants to institutions and individuals, K-graduate school. Quality Education for Minorities Network 1818 N Street, NW, Suite 350 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 659-1818 National network to coordinate educational reform efforts, K-graduate school. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Route One and College Road PO Box 2316 Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (609) 452-8701 Besides the Minority Medical Education Program discussed in Chapter 3, the Foundation supports the Minority Medical Faculty Development Program. The program offers up to twelve 4-year, postdoctoral research fellowships to underrepresented minority physicians. Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Sinsheimer Laboratories University of California Santa Cruz, California 95064 (408) 459-4272 Serves students and professionals, K-graduate school. Holds annual meeting, offers outreach and workshops.
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