Do you know someone who inspires? Calling all DEI advocates!

March 14, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion is seeking nominations for the Michigan Medicine DEI Advocate Award, an award designed around recognizing faculty, staff, learners (i.e. students, house officers and/or post-doctoral trainees) and teams who inspire culture change across the academic medical center. Nominees should exemplify what it means to be a true DEI advocate: someone who goes above and beyond to make Michigan Medicine a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community.

The award aims to recognize true culture change based around the DEI strategic priorities. All nominated individuals and/or teams should demonstrate an improvement and/or increase in:

  • Creating an equitable and inclusive campus community;
  • Recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse community; and
  • Developing and/or promoting inclusive scholarship and teaching.

Nominators should detail in their submission(s) how their nominee(s) have:

  • Identified creative solutions — large or small in scope — that have made a significant and positive difference;
  • Suggested new ways to improve the quality of services and/or programming;
  • Identified novel approaches for completing work more effectively and/or efficiently;
  • Worked to develop new approaches for problem-solving; and/or
  • Contributed to workplace and/or teaching improvements that ultimately support the academic medical center’s commitment to DEI.

All regular faculty, staff and learners of Michigan Medicine are eligible to be nominated for the DEI Advocate Award. Evaluation of award nominee submissions will be guided by originality, impact, practicality, measurability and applicability.

The deadline for nominations is April 13. To learn more about the award criteria and to submit a nomination, please click here.