FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, Sept. 18, 2015
Contact: Leah C. Payne, Director of Public Affairs, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, 304-691-1713
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
The School of Medicine will be featured, along with 91 other recipients, in the November 2015 issue of the magazine.
“Marshall’s School of Medicine has made tremendous strides in the areas of diversity and inclusion and our efforts are being recognized on the national level,” said Shelvy Campbell-Monroe, Ph.D., assistant dean for diversity at the SOM. “Day by day, we continue to promote an inclusive environment that is reflective of all people.”
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine publisher Lenore Pearlstein said the HEED Award process includes a comprehensive and rigorous application process related to the recruitment of students and employees.
“We take a holistic approach to reviewing each application in deciding who will be named a HEED Award recipient,” Pearlstein said. “Our standards are high, and we look for institutions where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being accomplished every day across a campus.”
Some of the other recipients of the 2015 HEED Award include Case Western Reserve University, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Cornell University, DePaul University, East Carolina University, Florida Coastal School of Law, Kent State University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Texas Tech University, the University of Cincinnati and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, among others.
Date Posted: Friday, September 18, 2015