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Workshop held to help recruit women, minorities

 

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PHOTOS BY ROBERT BOSTON

(Above) In her lab, Kelle Moley, MD, holds a gel of liver samples from mice that lack a protein that transports sugar to the liver. The missing protein causes problems in metabolism. From left are Rashmi Kudesia, MD, Moley, Deborah Ikhena, MD, and Emily Jungheim, MD. Kudesia, a fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Ikhena, a resident at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, toured research facilities at the Washington University School of Medicine as part of the Faculty Reach Out Program (FROP), held earlier this month to establish a pathway to recruit women and underrepresented minorities for faculty appointments. Twenty participants attended a two-day workshop that included meetings with faculty to discuss their clinical and research interests, tours of research facilities and networking opportunities with other FROP participants. (Below) Moley, center, talks with Kudesia (left) and Ikhena.

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