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Medical College of Wisconsin Receives Insight Into Diversity 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

Milwaukee, Oct. 18, 2021 – Today, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual Health Professions HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. health colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — MCW will be featured, along with 50 other recipients, in the December 2021 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

“At MCW, we are working toward a healthier world that is just, equitable, and provides the opportunity for everyone to thrive. We envision a world where diversity is a driver of health and wellbeing, not a barrier,” said C. Greer Jordan, MBA, PhD, VP for Inclusion and Diversity at MCW. “It is a tribute to the unwavering, decades-long commitment and work of our leaders at all levels and roles at MCW. It is an honor to join this list of forward-thinking and innovative schools that are receiving this award alongside the Medical College of Wisconsin.”

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected MCW for its success in sustaining inclusive excellence despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic and social stresses of the past year. MCW strives towards inclusive excellence through learning and growth, inclusive leadership at all levels, attracting and building a 21st-century knowledge force, focusing on data, metrics, and measures for impact, and serving as an anchor for heath equity throughout the Milwaukee community and beyond.

“The Health Professions HEED Award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students and employees – and best practices for both – continued leadership support for diversity, and other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “We take a detailed approach to reviewing each application in deciding who will be named a Health Professions HEED Award recipient. Our standards are high, and we look for schools where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being done every day across their campus.”

Other recipients of the 2021 Health Professions HEED Award are:

  • A.T. Still University of Graduate Health Sciences
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, University of California, Davis
  • College of Public Health at The Ohio State University
  • Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
  • Duke University School of Nursing
  • Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Frontier Nursing University
  • Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
  • Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
  • Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine
  • Texas A&M University (TAMU) - College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS)
  • Texas A&M University Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
  • The Medical University of South Carolina
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • The Ohio State University College of Nursing
  • The Ohio State University College of Optometry
  • The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
  • University of California, Riverside School of Medicine
  • University of Cincinnati College of Nursing
  • University of Cincinnati James L Winkle College of Pharmacy
  • University of Cincinnati, College of Allied Health Sciences
  • University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • University of Florida College of Pharmacy
  • University of Houston College of Nursing
  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • University of Louisville Health Sciences Center
  • University of Maryland School of Nursing
  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • University of Minnesota School of Nursing
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • University of Rochester School of Nursing
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Weill Cornell Medicine

Learn more about the 2021 Health Professions HEED Award.

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