URiM* Affinity Group

*Underrepresented in Medicine

The URiM Affinity Group is designed to support those underrepresented in medicine that are interested in pursuing a career in cancer research or cancer disparities. This group will provide postdoctoral trainees and faculty applicable support, guidance, and mentorship in navigating education, academia, and career trajectories. We hope to create a welcoming community environment to exchange advice and ideas regarding education, academia, and careers in cancer research and cancer disparities research.


Meetings are typically held monthly. Light refreshments provided.

Date Location Topic/Speakers
Wednesday, June 12, 3:00-5:00 pm FLTC, 2nd floor, Hearth (open space with grand piano) Social – Join us for a social gathering! Share any idea for next year guest speakers and topics are welcome.
July Summer Break  
August TBA TBA
September TBA TBA


Sanders Thompson Vetta

Vetta Sanderson-Thompson, PhD

Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Associate Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Siteman Cancer Center
Washington University School of Medicine

Toriola Adetunji

Adetunji Toriola, MD, PhD, MPH

Professor of Surgery
Division of Public Health Sciences
Washington University School of Medicine

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Sarah K. England, PhD

Vice Chair, Research
Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Reproductive Health Sciences
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Washington University School of Medicine

Contact Us

Please email [email protected] with any questions about our UnderRepresented in Medicine (URiM) Affinity Group.