2018 MLK Award Nominations Due

Date: Friday December 15, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM until AM
Location: Diversity Office, SOM, McKim 1172

2018 MLK Award Nomination Form

2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., University of Virginia Health System Award

 About the Award
Established in 2013, Dr. Martin Luther King University of Virginia Health System Award is presented annually to a student, faculty or staff member of the Health System who embodies Dr. Martin Luther King’s values and teachings, in cultural competence, health care disparities, or fostering an environment of inclusiveness, in accordance with the institution’s mission and values.

Criteria

  • The nominee/recipient must be a current student, faculty, or staff member at the University of Virginia Health System (Medical Center, School of Medicine or School of Nursing).
  • The nominee/recipient must have demonstrated a deep commitment and distinct passion for diversity at the Health System.
  • The nominee/recipient must exemplify leadership in cultural competence, health care disparities, or fostering an environment of inclusiveness.

Selection Committee
The selection committee for the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King University of Virginia Health System Award will include the following voting members:

  • Marcus Martin, MD; Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity
  • Greg Townsend, MD; Associate Dean for Diversity, School of Medicine
  • Susan Kools, Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion School of Nursing
  • Mildred Best, M.Div., MSS, BCC; Director, Chaplaincy Services and Pastoral Education, Health System
  • Judy Pointer, MEd; Program Manager, SOM Office for Diversity
  • Leah Beard, Manager, SOM Office for Diversity
  • Kimberley Barker, Emerging Technologies & Digital Initiatives Librarian

Nomination Process
Any student, faculty or staff member of the University of Virginia Health System is eligible for nomination, according to the above criteria. In addition to the nomination form, the committee requires a letter of support describing how the nominee has exemplified the award-related criteria.

Past Award Recipients
2013 – Pamela Ross, MD
2014 – Michael Moxley, MD
2015 – Dorrie Fontaine, PH.D, RN
2016 – Joel G. Anderson, PhD, HTP; Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
2017- Fern Hauck, MD, MS and Charles Lewis

Nominations are due by 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 15, 2017.

Please submit a completed nomination form and letter of support to:
Judy Pointer
Office for Diversity, PO Box 800230
Charlottesville, Virginia 22908
phone 434-924-1867
email jjp5s@virginia.edu