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Dr. Rodriguez represented the center at the 43 annual North American Primary Care Research Group meeting

Dr. Rodriguez represented the center at the 43 annual North American Primary Care Research Group meeting held at the Marriott Marquis in beautiful Times Square, New York City. Researchers from the Graham Center, The State University of New York at Syracuse and the Center for Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Medicine teamed up to present their research entitled “An Exploration of Social Mission Content in the Public Mission Statements of US Medical Schools.” Emily Mader was the lead presenter on this project, which revealed some interesting facts. The first one was that the FSU College of Medicine had one of the highest rankings for social mission content, as ranked by a panel of experts. The second one was that Historically Black College and University (HBCU) medical schools are more likely to have high social mission content in their mission statements as well. We also found a correlation between the presence of underrepresented minorities in medicine (URMM) and high social mission content scores. This data was included in a manuscript of the same name. At the time of presentation, the manuscript was accepted in the Family Medicine Journal.