The Black and Latino Men in Medicine Initiative (BLMiM) was established in 2016 by Dr. Maurice Hinson, NYPH/Cornell Internal Medicine PGY3, and former Co-Chair of the Minority House Staff Committee.  Its purpose is to create a network among Black and Latino male faculty, trainees, and students at WCM and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. BLMiM fosters the advancement of its member’s careers while also enhancing the pipeline for future leaders in healthcare, medicine and science. For questions, please contact:


To increase underrepresented minority representation in healthcare and biomedical research through networking, mentorship, and advocacy


  • To align underrepresented minority students, residents/fellows, and post-graduates with faculty in their respective field of interest for mentorship and professional networking
  • To address healthcare disparities amongst Black and Latino men through community outreach programming
  • To increase the number of underrepresented minorities in healthcare and biomedical research through policy and program development


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