This year has been filled with trauma and adversity. We have seen firsthand how much havoc an invisible foe can wreak on the world and have felt the ripples of the pandemic in all facets of our lives. The injustices against communities of color, specifically the Black community, have continued unabated and have been largely ignored by our current presidential administration. With a new administration on the horizon, it is essential that we reflect on the damage done to communities of color and immigrants, so that we do not repeat them and make amends wherever possible.
The Association of Diverse Physician-Scientists in Training (ADePT) at the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD program is committed to helping create a future where immigrants and people of color are empowered and given a platform where they can realize their potential. We are pleased to announce a donation of $500 to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, an organization committed to protecting the human rights of children trapped at the border without their parents. These migrant children have gone through an enormous amount of adversity, and it is organizations like the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights that serve as some of their only advocates who fight for their rights.
We continue to be proud of the work the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program has done to train the next generation of diverse and empowered physician-scientists who will be agents for change and are committed to helping causes that support groups from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The ADePT Board