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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

The annual Vice Chancellor's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards recognize the significant achievements of faculty, staff, students, departments and organizations that are developing and enhancing a more culturally diverse, competent and inclusive KU Medical Center community.

Each spring, an individual and a group are honored with this award during a special ceremony highlighting their work. The ceremony includes a keynote address focusing on a timely topic, crucial to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in our KU Medical Center community.

2021 Awards Ceremony and Keynote Address

Keynote Address by Bridgette L. Jones, MD, MSc, FAAAAI, FAAP
Medical Director, Office of Equity and Diversity
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City

Kristina Bridges

Individual Award: Kristina Bridges, PhD
Senior Research Associate
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Jason Glenn

Individual Award: Jason Glenn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine


2020 Awards Ceremony and Keynote Address

Keynote Address by Vice Chancellor Jerrihlyn McGee, DNP, RN, CNE

2020 Award Winner Ryan Gove

Individual award: Ryan K. Gove, MS
Director of Student Life, Academic and Student Affairs

2020 Group winner

Group Award: University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center Outreach
Recruitment and Engagement Core Team


Learn more about past Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award award recipients.

Last modified: Apr 30, 2021
About the Sculpture

EVC Diversity AwardThe Excelsior sculpture was created by local artist Gary Kahle. The design conveys the concept of "ever upward - reaching great heights but continuing to strive for more." The two columns connect to a complete circle, representing how individuals working together can come full circle to do great things.

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