ODI Initiatives

IHL Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award

Each year the Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees honors leaders from each of Mississippi's public universities and the community at-large for their commitment to improving diversity and supporting underrepresented populations. Among the distinguished honorees, one person is selected to receive the award for Diversity Educator of the Year.

UMMC recipients and honorees

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Dr. Hamed Benghuzzi
Professor of Clinical Health Sciences, School of Health Related Professions
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Dr. Juanyce Taylor
School of Health Related Professions
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Dr. Claude N. Brunson
Senior Advisor for External Affairs
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Dr. Bettina M. Beech
School of Medicine