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The COMSEP DEI Advisory Group will periodically share resources with the membership and information from the collaboratives about what they are working on from a DEI perspective.

From September 15th to October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month and we want to share a few resources to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. We also want to support our learners (or medical students) of Hispanic background. Here are some links:

Hispanic Heritage Month:

If you want info about starting a Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) chapter at your medical school:

Here’s some info from Pew on “Who is Hispanic?” from Sept 2021, pertaining to identity, the US Census, and more:

Dear fellow COMSEP members,

I am delighted to inform you that the application system for COMSEP’s Fall Grant Proposal is open for submission. The purpose of this initiative is to promote and support innovative educational scholarship that is designed, implemented, and evaluated by COMSEP members. Selected educational grant(s) will be supported for a total of $5000 each. A maximum of two grants will be funded.

Mentorship and its associated feedback and guidance are important to COMSEP and so each grant application should include information about the principal investigator’s project mentor, described in greater detail below. The total funding period of the grant is 24 months; hence projects that can be completed in 18 months are advised so that the remainder of the time can be used for data analysis/presentation and manuscript preparation.

You can access the system either through the COMSEP website or via this link

Please reach out to me at for any questions or guidance.

Gary Beck Dallaghan, PhD
Chair, Grants Committee

More information can be found on the COMSEP Grant Page

Second Letter to Our Pediatrics Community
Re: 2021‐2022 Recruitment
August 13, 2021

View letter here


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