2017 Distinguished Healthcare Diversity Advocate


To recognize individuals of color who have made a difference in the diversity and inclusion realm through their research or achievements, and exemplify the ability to excel in the healthcare field.


Criteria for selection

  1. Creates or spearheads innovative diversity initiatives that establish and foster a more inclusive and equitable work environment.
  2. Sustains a record of accomplishments or contributions to the healthcare industry throughout the scope of his or her career.
  3. Demonstrates active involvement in community outreach programs.
  4. Retains a commendable reputation with colleagues, superiors, and patients.
  5. Exhibits and demonstrates a commitment to the highest ethical standards and professional excellence.
  6. Demonstrates a consistent pattern of commitment to the recruitment, training, development, and retention of individuals from all populations.