The UNC Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce that Jasmine Weiss, MD, MHS, FAAP, has been named as a UNC School of Medicine Simmons Scholar. Since its launch in 1994, the Simmons Scholars Program has offered support to faculty members from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine, while also placing an emphasis on building a community of scholars that spans multiple disciplines. The program provides three to five years of salary support, structured mentorship, and career and leadership development opportunities.
Dr. Weiss is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. She completed her medical degree from Duke University, her pediatric residency at Emory, and subsequently completed a Master of Health Science through the Yale National Clinician Scholar Program.
Dr. Weiss is interested in the transition from the undergraduate years to medical school and how this affects the overall pathway (pipeline) to medician. Her research will explore the contributions of undergraduate Historically Black Colleges and Universities to the physician workforce and how this impacts representation in the physician workforce.