12 women part of NFL diversity in sports program for 2023


The NFL is expanding its 2023 Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative, and this year 12 of the 31 participating medical students are women. 

The initiative offers medical students from historically Black colleges and universities to complete clinical rotations with NFL clubs, according to a July 18 news release. Last year, the program was composed of students from 14 universities. This year, that number has grown to 19. 

Here are the 12 women participating in the NFL's diversity program for 2023 and the teams with which they will work: 

1. Temitope Elutilo-Ayoola. Morehouse School of Medicine (Atlanta): Arizona Cardinals

2. Alexis Restrepo. Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Winston-Salem, N.C.): Carolina Panthers 

3. Alexandria Williams. Morehouse School of Medicine (Atlanta): Cincinnati Bengals 

4. Penelope Halkiadakis. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Cleveland): Cleveland Browns 

5. Adrianna Hayden. Meharry Medical College (Nashville, Tenn.): Denver Broncos 

6. Tamarandobra Ogeh. Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (Grand Rapids): Detroit Lions 

7. Analisa Narro. McGovern Medical School at University of Texas Health Houston: Houston Texans 

8. Nonye Ikeanyi. Charles R. Drew University (Los Angeles): Los Angeles Rams 

9. Schyler Morton. Meharry Medical College (Nashville, Tenn.): New Orleans Saints

10. Azra Dees. Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia): New York Jets 

11. Bella Gomez. Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine: San Francisco 49ers

12. Morgan Williams. Meharry Medical College (Nashville, Tenn.): Tennessee Titans

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