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UMMC Honors College

UMMC Honors College LogoPurpose

To provide students across UMMC's six health professions schools with an opportunity for academic distinction and educational enrichment, developed within an interprofessional framework, guided by dedicated faculty, and supported centrally by the Office of Student Affairs. 


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To broaden their perspectives and encourage critical thinking, students will read and reflect on the professional and ethical dimensions of healthcare practice and research, and actively participate in faculty-facilitated discussions. 

Community Engagement

To deepen their understanding of societal health challenges and develop their leadership and advocacy skills, students will actively engage with their local community through service activities. 


To promote well-being, foster resilience, and prevent burnout, students will complete assessments, coursework, and well-being activities. 


To encourage and display their ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and propose thoughtful solutions, students will complete a Capstone Project. 


Students enrolled in programs that are at least 3 years in length will be eligible to earn an invitation to join the UMMC Honors College. Students will be selected for Honors College invitation based on academic and professionalism evaluations after their first year(s) of professional school. Students enrolled in 3-year programs will be evaluated for eligibility after the first year; students enrolled in 4+ year programs will be evaluated after the second year. 

Students who are eligible for invitation to the UMMC Honors College will begin receiving more information during the 2023-2024 academic year. Email with questions.   



Hanna Broome
Hanna Broome, PhD
Chief Student Affairs Officer
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Penni Foster
Penni Foster, PhD
Associate Chief Student Affairs Officer
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Reading Room Pillar

Kristina Cherry
Kristina Cherry, PhD
Chief Nursing Executive & Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Scott Rodgers
Scott Rodgers, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor
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Community Engagement Pillar

Kim Adcock
Kim Adcock, PharmD
Professor, School of Pharmacy
Elizabeth Carr
Elizabeth Carr
Professor, SOD-Dental Hygiene
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Victoria Gholar
Victoria Gholar, DNP, RN, PMH-BC
Second Level Dean, School of Population Health
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Well-being Pillar

Danny Burgess
Danny Burgess, PhD
Associate Professor, SOM-Psychiatry
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Abedulnaasseer Mohammedelamien
Abedulnaasseer Mohammedelamien, MD
Assistant Professor, SOM-Preventive Medicine
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Capstone Pillar

Elizabeth Hinton
Elizabeth Hinton
Director, Library
Amol Janorkar
Amol Janorkar, PhD
Chair, SOD Biomedical Materials Science
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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson, DHA, MSN
Associate Professor, School of Health Related Professions Health Sciences Program
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