President Raymond and the Dean’s Diversity Advisory Committee host reception for under-represented in medicine
Dec. 03, 2010 College News - John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO, Jonathan I. Ravdin, MD, Dean and Executive Vice President, and the Diversity Advisory Committee hosted a reception in November to honor faculty, residents, medical and graduate students and community physicians who are under-represented in medicine.
The event was part of the College’s ongoing priority to increase diversity among its students and provide support for them to be successful. Invited students had the opportunity to interact with representatives of the Medical College Office of Student Affairs/Diversity and the Dean’s Diversity Advisory Committee, faculty, administrators, community physicians and partners, and others who can relate to their experience as under-represented members of the medical community.
As part of the event, three individuals received awards for their support of and service to students who are under-represented in medicine. Award winners include:
- Kevin D. Izard, MD, Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, who works at the Hillside Family Health Center and the Wheaton Franciscan Glendale Family Care Center
- Benjamin Tobin Jr., MD, Staff Physician at the Sargeant Internal Medicine Clinic
- Pamela Thomas-King, MD, Medical Director of the Pain Management and Treatment Center
In addition to the reception and the award presentation, remarks were given by Dr. Raymond; Dr. Ravdin; Alonzo Walker, MD, Interim Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs/Diversity; and Dawn Bragg, PhD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs/Diversity. Approximately 140 people attended.