We are pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Michelle P. Winn Inclusive Excellence Award.
Here are the awards by category for 2020:
- Faculty: Kimberley Evans, MD, Department of Medicine (upper left)
- Resident: Tamara Saint-Surin, MD, Department of Medicine (upper right)
- Staff: Priscilla Graham, Human Resources Director, Department of Neurosurgery (lower left)
- Student: Nathaniel Neptune, MBA, MS3 (lower right)
- Team Award: Cultural Determinants of Health & Health Disparities Faculty and Facilitators
In addition, the nominees for this year’s award include Andrew Spector, MD (Neurology), Kevin Saunders, PhD (Duke Human Vaccine Institute), Oana Craciunescu, PhD (Radiation Oncology), Deanna Adkins, MD (Pediatrics), Latoya Patterson, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology), Luke Gatta, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology), Kimberly Dorman (Medicine), and Jane Black (Obstetrics and Gynecology).
About the Award
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion established the Michelle Winn Inclusive Excellence Award award in 2016 to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to diversity and inclusion within the Duke School of Medicine community. The award is named for Michelle Winn, MD, Associate Professor of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine, who passed away in July 2014. Dr. Winn was respected and beloved by her colleagues and deeply committed to diversity and inclusion and to the careers of younger physicians and scientists who orbited around her. This award is given annually to a Duke Health community member who has exemplified excellence, innovation, and leadership through helping create a more diverse and inclusive environment.
Every year all School of Medicine faculty, staff, trainees, and health professions students are invited to nominate a student, staff, trainee (i.e. intern, resident, or fellow) or faculty member in the School of Medicine for this important award. One staff member and one faculty member may be chosen, while multiple trainees may receive the award. Nominations should include specific examples of the individual’s exemplary achievements and contributions towards inclusive excellence by means of service, leadership, research, or education.