The Panacea Financial Foundation Awards 14 Grants to U.S. Residents & Fellows

Panacea Financial confirms ongoing dedication to fostering greater ethnic and racial diversity within the healthcare profession

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - ArkaSun -- Panacea Financial, a division of Primis that provides financial services for doctors through all stages of their education, training and practice, is once again thrilled to name the 14 current residents and fellows that have been selected for a Panacea Financial Foundation Resident & Fellow Grant during the winter 2023 application cycle.

The Panacea Financial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with Panacea Financial, aims to strengthen the underrepresented ethnic and racial minority pipeline of physicians through offering scholarships and grants yearly.

Applications for Panacea Financial Foundation grants were received from across the United States and evaluated by the foundation's selection committee. Recipients were chosen based on their demonstrated dedication to advancing healthcare and community well-being, with each grant awardee receiving $1,000 in support of their endeavors.

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Jeral Self, PhD, MPH, Executive Director of the Panacea Financial Foundation, said, "This year's application grant cycle was exceptionally outstanding with numerous deserving individuals. Each of these residents and fellows was selected based on their dedication and commitment to the improvement of their community. We are excited to support them in their training programs."

The winners are:
  • Mohamed Issah Jalloh, MD, MS, MPH - Rheumatology Fellow at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Mina Milad, MD - Pediatrics Resident at Golisano Children's Hospital, University of Rochester
  • M. Maher Hulou, MD - Neurosurgery Resident at University of Kentucky
  • Natalia Roque, MD - Psychiatry Resident at The University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Argin Haritounian, DO - Sports Medicine Fellow at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Valentina Ramirez, MD - Orthopaedic Surgery Resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Kelly McGregory, DO - Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellow at the University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Marimar Hernandez Hernandez, MD - Internal Medicine Resident at VA Caribbean Healthcare System
  • Jessica Buck DiSilvestro, MD - Gynecology Oncology Fellow at Brown University/Women & Infants Hospital
  • Jasmine M. Blake, MD, MSPH - Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Resident at Mount Sinai
  • Jenifer A. Akinduro, MD, MS - Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident at Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Jennifer L. Aron, MD - Family Practice Resident at Midwestern University GME Consortium / Kingman Program
  • Rhoda Asimeng, DO, MS - Family Medicine Resident at St. John's Episcopal Hospital
  • Cibel Quinteros, MD, MS - Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident at NYU Langone

For more information about the Panacea Financial Foundation grants and scholarships, visit:

About Panacea Financial
Panacea Financial, a division of Primis, is a nationwide financial services company offering products in all 50 states as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Panacea offers a full suite of banking solutions specifically built for doctors, by doctors. For more information, visit

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