Awards and Recognition

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Nominations will be solicited annually in the fall.  

Nominations can also be submitted to Cathy Bendel, Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The Department of Pediatrics has a long tradition of honoring faculty and learners who exemplify excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Excellence in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Faculty Recognition Award

Awarded annually to the individual who demonstrates exemplary leadership and efforts to support and create a diverse and inclusive workplace, along with an educational environment where our learners can understand the needs of diverse individuals, patients, families and populations, including work in health care disparities or with underserved populations.  Recipients may demonstrate this commitment across a wide range of activities including: efforts to support recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and/or trainees; teaching and/or research that expand our understanding of equity and inclusiveness; creation/promotion of multicultural programing; community outreach initiatives; or other activities in the area of equity, diversity and inclusion.

This award is one of many Faculty Recognition Awards presented at the annual Julie Ross Faculty Recognition Event.

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General Pediatrics award

Equity and Diversity Certificate

The Equity and Diversity Certificate helps participants develop tools necessary for advancing equity and diversity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. It’s free of charge and open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni on all campuses of the University of Minnesota. 

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