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Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity and Inclusion at UMMC

Throughout UMMC’s three mission areas – education, research and health care – a climate of diversity and inclusion is present.

Respect for and encouragement of different points of views, backgrounds and cultures within our workforce and student populations are seen as strengths that enable the institution to benefit from everyone’s unique talent and perspective.

Awards and recognition

  • Dr. Caroline Compretta receives the 2024 “Diversity Educator of the Year Award” from the Board of Trustees at the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.
  • UMMC received the MS Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives inaugural 2021 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award
  • UMMC received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight into Diversity (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Dr. Kimberly Bibb, UMMC's Group on Women in Medicine and Science former board president, was selected to serve as a Member-at-Large on the Association of American Medical College's GWIMS steering committee in 2021.
  • The UMMC Chapter of the Group on Women in Medicine and Science won the “2019 GWIMS Leadership Award for an Organization” by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
  • The Human Rights Campaign recognized UMMC as a “Top Performer” (2017, 2019, 2020, 2022) and “Leader” (2018) for the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) for inclusive care for LGBTQ populations.