The Foundation has a long-standing commitment to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in medicine through Project 3000 x 2000, the Minority Medical Education Program, and the Minority Faculty Development Program. The first two programs have been run through the National Program Office at the AAMC, led by Herbert W. Nickens, M.D., a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. Tragically, Dr. Nickens died earlier this year. In honor of Dr. Nickens, the AAMC is establishing a $1 million endowment fund to provide scholarships for underrepresented minorities in medical school, support for an annual fellowship for a minority junior faculty member, and for an annual Nickens lectureship at the AAMC Annual Meeting. The funds provided in this grant are to go toward with the establishment of the Nickens lectureship.
Amount Awarded $200,000.00
Awarded on: 9/20/1999
Time frame: 10/1/1999 - 10/31/1999
Grant Number: 37676