Honor recognizes individual staff members and teams for their extraordinary commitment and dedication to diversity at the University of Michigan
Erin Beene, M.P.H., a project manager in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and members of the Child and Adolescent Gender Services Team, were among 10 individuals and five teams to receive a Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award during a breakfast ceremony Dec. 6 at the Michigan Union.
Team members are: Joanna Quigley, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry; Kari Merryman, administrative assistant associate in the Department of Pediatrics-Endocrinology; Ellen Selkie, M.D., M.P.H., clinical lecturer in the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases; Daniel Shumer, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases; Sara Wiener, M.S.W., a program manager for University Hospital Social Work; and Sara Kahn.
The award recognizes individual staff members and teams for their extraordinary commitment and dedication to diversity at the University of Michigan. Recipients receive a monetary prize — $1,000 for individuals, $2,500 for teams — to be used toward professional development activities.
Pamela Heatlie, J.D., senior associate director of the Office for Institutional Equity, served as master of ceremonies and recognized the outstanding support of Robert Sellers, Ph.D., vice provost for equity, inclusion and chief diversity officer, and Laurita Thomas, associate vice president for human resources.
Established in 2008 as collaboration between Thomas and former Senior Vice Provost Lester Monts, Ph.D., the award is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and University Human Resources, and administered by the Office of Institutional Equity.
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