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Minority House Staff Committee

The Minority House Staff Committee was established in 1995 in an effort to increase the number of residents who are traditionally underrepresented in internal medicine. The MHC is comprised of members of our house staff and dedicated faculty advisors. MHC activities include:

  • Assisting with residency recruitment efforts
  • Providing mentorship and working with the local Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) and Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapters
  • Promoting health equity for all patients through resident initiated research and outreach
  • Promoting professional, development and social networking activities

Committee Chairs, 2020-21

Aiya Aboubakr

Aiya Aboubakr

Lindsay Clarke

Lindsay Clarke

Elizabeth Sanchez

Elizabeth Sanchez

Fabian Vargas

Fabian Vargas

Committee Members

Members of the Minority House Staff Committee
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Ugochukwu Akpara
City University of New York School of Medicine
Aiya Aboubakr
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Asia Gobourne
Weill Cornell Medicine
Mikiyas Desta
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Michael Alvarez
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Marvah Hill Pierre-Louis
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Ashley Dixon
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Clarissa Andre
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Kristine Lacuna
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Nicholas Gomez Banoy
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Emmanuel Attah
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Cecilia Nicol
Weill Cornell Medicine
Justin Grenet
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Lindsay Clarke
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Hector Sepulveda Alemany
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Kimberly Loo
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Erica Corredera
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Antonio Velez
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Tamasha Persaud
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Nigel Gwini
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Kenneth Vera
Yale School of Medicine
Choumika Simonis
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
William Jackson
Weill Cornell Medicine
Chanel Jonas
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Chukwuma Onyebeke
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Sanchez
Universidad Nacional de Colombia Facultad de Medicina
Fabian Vargas
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Contact Information

Office of Diversity

Dr. Susana Morales, Vice Chair
Tel: (212) 746-1358
srm2001@med.cornell.edu

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