Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 2-5 p.m.; Awards presented at 3 p.m.Two Mississippi Museums: Museum of Mississippi History ● Mississippi Civil Rights Museum 222 North St. in Downtown Jackson
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.
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.
Brent NecaiseSchool of Medicine, Class of 2018
Alia AbbasSchool of Medicine
Kandice BaileySchool of Medicine
Michael ChiadikaSchool of Medicine
Graham Husband School of Medicine
Edgar MeyerSchool of Graduate Studies
Denise PowellSchool of Medicine
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.
Dr. Gaarmel FunchesDirector, Office of Health Careers Opportunity
Todd DearPharmacy Administration
Julieta MendezInternational Services
Leslye F. Bastos OrtegaPatient Affairs
Ludivinia Varela-QuinteroOffice of Medical Education
Debra WilsonJackson Heart Study
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.
Norma Ojeda, MDAssociate Professor, Department of Pediatric
Mary Kate FouquierSchool of Nursing
Marilyn HarringtonSchool of Nursing
Robin RockholdOffice of Academic Affairs
Jan WilliamsSchool of MedicineDiv. of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Congratulations to all those who were nominated for The Pillars, UMMC’s awards program to recognize service and inclusive excellence. Nominees and recipients will be honored at The Pillars at 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Two Mississippi Museums: Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. In addition to the categories below, honorees from the alumni and another special category will be recognized.
Free tickets are still available to the awards presentation honoring the nominees, and recipients in the following categories and two additional categories. Click here to request your ticket.
Be sure to visit our Mississippi Mystery Grab Bag table at The Pillars for your chance to select a bag full of fun items such as hotel vouchers, opera tickets, Mississippi products, restaurant gift cards, and more! All funds will be used to support ODI initiatives that broaden diversity and foster the climate of inclusion across UMMC’s mission areas of education, research, and health care.
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