Friends of Odysseus Hosts Mentoring Social

Faculty from throughout the Mount Sinai Health System joined residents, and medical and graduate students, at a recent social event sponsored by Friends of Odysseus, a black male mentoring program established in 2012 at the behest of Mount Sinai leadership to assist with the recruitment, retention, and promotion of black and Hispanic males in the sciences and medicine.

The event, held at Sylvia’s Also catering hall, was co-sponsored by the office of Kenneth L. Davis, MD, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Mount Sinai Health System, and the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA) at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

“The level of enthusiasm and engagement among the leaders of the mentoring program is impressive,” says Ian McNeill, MD, PGY-1 neurosurgery resident, who attended the social. “As someone at the beginning of this journey, I am excited to make the most of these relationships, both as a mentee and mentor.”

Co-hosts were Reginald W. Miller, DVM, DACLAM, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Comparative Medicine and Surgery, and Senior Associate Dean for Research Resources; and Gary C. Butts, MD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Mount Sinai Health System, and Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy and Community Affairs.

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