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Introducing The Pillars, new institutional awards that honor individuals who have made meaningful contributions that broaden diversity and promote a climate of inclusion in the UMMC commUNITY and beyond.  

Honorees

  • Excellence Award - Brent Necaise, School of Medicine, Class of 2018
    The Excellence Award honors a student, resident, or fellow from any school of UMMC who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the institution’s goals to promote diversity and inclusion within the institution and through service to the commUNITY.
  • Inclusion Award - Dr. Gaarmel Funches, Director, Office of Health Careers Opportunity
    The Inclusion Award recognizes a full-time or part-time executive/administrative, professional, secretarial and clerical, service and maintenance, skilled crafts, or technical & paraprofessionals staff member that does not hold a faculty position who has shown outstanding leadership in expanding diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Beacon Award - Norma Ojeda, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
    The Beacon Award honors any clinical or non-clinical faculty member with an academic designation or rank who demonstrates inclusive excellence in teaching, instruction, research, or clinical practice at UMMC.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Barbara Craft, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology
    The Lifetime Achievement Award acknowledges an alumni who has made a significant contribution to improving health outcomes in diverse communities in the state of Mississippi.

Nominations process

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will open the 2019 nominations process in summer 2018.

 

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