2020 Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards

Through the generosity of community philanthropy, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion has established two Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (EDEI) awards to increase recognition of diversity and inclusion leaders and teams at UNR Med.

One award is designated for an individual or team who are medical students, PA students, graduate students, residents, or fellows, which was awarded to UNR Med’s LMSA Chapter. The second award is for an individual or team who are faculty, staff, or leaders at UNR Med, which was award to UNR Med’s ASA Team. 

These awards recognize innovative leadership, excellence, and impact from an individual or team responsible for developing and implementing an outstanding and effective program or initiative that advances diversity, equity and/or inclusion at UNR Med.

A big congratulations to both 2020 EDEI award recipients!


Individuals or teams who are affiliated with UNR Med (medical school, Graduate Medical Education, PA Program, Speech Pathology & Audiology, Sanford Center for Aging, UNR Student Health Center, UNR Med basic science departments, University Health) can self-nominate or nominate others for these awards. 


Completed nomination materials must include, from the nominator, a letter stating the rationale and justification for the individual or team award, including a description of the efforts of the individual/team to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as program/initiative goals and any outcomes, if available (1-2 pages). Please submit nomination materials to Jennifer Dougherty at jenniferdougherty@med.unr.eduNominations will be due by 5:00 pm on March 11th, 2020. 


The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Office for Faculty will review and select awardees.  These awards will be given at the discretion of ODI and may not be awarded every year. 


Award recipients will be publicly announced at the UNR Med Doctor of Medicine Awards Ceremony on May 13th, 2020.