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UNC Advocates for Inclusion in Medicine and Science (AIMS) is partnering with the American Physician Scientists Association to present the virtual annual symposium for students interested in or currently pursuing a degree in medicine and/or science.

Join the Advocates for Inclusion in Medicine and Science (AIMS) for this year’s virtual symposium focusing on advocacy for patients, for peers, and for ourselves. Starting Friday at 6 pm with virtual networking, poster presentations, and live oral presentations, the symposium welcomes undergraduates, medical students, graduate students, dual-degree students, and residents.

On Saturday, starting at 10 am, the symposium will feature keynote speakers Kizzmekia Corbett, PhD, UNC alum and Scientific Lead of the Coronavirus Vaccines & Immunopathogenesis Team at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; and Lisa Carey, MD, the L. Richardson and Marilyn Jacobs Preyer Distinguished Professor for Breast Cancer Research at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Also on Saturday, there will be panel discussions and workshops on professional development. For more details and to register, go to the AIMS website. The cost is $3. Proceeds from this year’s symposium will go to White Coats Black Doctors Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to increase diversity in the medical field by supporting the development of future Black physicians.

Symposium organizers are Alison Mercer-Smith and Rashmi Kumar. AIMS is part of the UNC MD-PhD Program at the UNC School of Medicine.