New Research Internship Promotes Diversity

Twelve undergraduate students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds were selected for the inaugural summer session of the Cedars-Sinai Biomedical Education Pipeline Initiative (BEPI) that offers paid internships, mentoring and hands-on laboratory experience. Also pictured are Rodrigo Alban, MD, assistant professor of Surgery and associate director of the General Surgery Residency Program (back row, third from right) and Melodie Metzger, PhD, assistant professor of Orthopaedics and director of the Orthopaedic Department's Biomechanics Laboratory (back row, second from right). Alban and Metzger led a lunchtime dialogue with BEPI interns about careers in medicine and science.