Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Diversity and Inclusion

Underrepresented Residents and Fellows Forum

Current NMURFF leadership, left to right: Chiagozie Ononye (Vice-President), Jennifer J. Parker (President), and Adrienne Taylor (Outreach Chair).  

This forum (NMURFF) is an inter-departmental group for trainees at Northwestern McGaw Center for Graduate Medical Education. The NMURFF leadership consists of residents and/or fellows who carry out programming in a variety of areas: mentoring, networking, career development, outreach, strategy, and collaboration. NMURFF welcomes members of all backgrounds who support our mission. Our work centers on diversity and representation and is focused on (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.

We will:

  • Work strategically and collaboratively to advance diversity for the Northwestern McGaw Center for Graduate Medical Education through outreach and other avenues
  • Provide career development and networking opportunities aimed at addressing underrepresentation across specialties locally and nationally
  • Support each other and current medical students through mentoring and partnership. Work to foster an environment where all trainees can thrive


NMURFF meets every other month, where we discuss current business followed by a presentation, activity, or speaker. Meetings are held in Feinberg Pavilion room 2-715.

2016–2017 NMURFF Leadership 

Jennifer Parker, MD PhD, Radiation Oncology

Adrienne Taylor, MD, Psychiatry

Mentorship Pipeline Program Chair
Marcus Rushing, MD, Family Medicine

Networking and Outreach Chair
Courtney Furlough, MD, Vascular Surgery

Get Involved

Trainees interested in joining NMURFF should contact one of our leadership members for additional information.