TPI Press Release August 1st, 2022

TPI founder Dr. Lawrence B. Mensah launches first season to support underserved populations to find paths into clinical work and STEM

Boston, MA August 1st, 2022 – The mission of the Pathway Initiative, (TPI) led by Founder Dr. Lawrence B. Mensah, is to widen access careers in medicine for students of color, a need that has long been unmet. Now the City of Boston’s Successlink program will help launch the initiative’s first season. Four students from local high schools will work directly with clinical sites such as Celli Lab, Lin Lab, Rao Lab, and the Ponce as paid internships and will receive TPI mentorship and tutoring support.

As part of this milestone, TPI’s formal launch event is set for Thursday, October 27, 2022 5pm-8pm at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor.

TPI, which is Boston-based, is dedicated to ensuring that students from underserved communities successfully enter the medical and STEM fields. TPI will guide students from high school through medical school and residency. The Pathway Initiative, (TPI) was founded by Dr. Lawrence B. Mensah, originally from Ghana and a resident of Winchester, as his way of paying his own opportunities forward. Dr. Mensah is a geneticist, educated and trained at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard University and MIT. 

TPI’s programs offer talented and motivated students of color the following opportunities:

  • Mentorship – TPI matches students with mentors as part of our ecosystem of clinicians and partitioners that match the student’s interests.
  • Tutoring – Student members will have access to STEM tutors. 
  • Internships – In conjunction with our partners, TPI finds paid internships in STEM with a focus on clinical opportunities. 

TPI looks to welcome more future tutors and clinical mentors in the Boston area to work with students and interns, and tutors will receive compensation. 

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