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Leadership in Inclusive Excellence Award

Nominations are now open for the Leadership in Inclusive Excellence Award.

The Office for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion is pleased to accept nominations for the annual Leadership in Inclusive Excellence Award. This award recognizes someone who exemplifies leadership in inclusive excellence in five categories:

  1. Inclusive excellence in research
  2. A University of Utah Health student
  3. A University of Utah Health trainee (resident, fellow, postdoc)
  4. A University of Utah Health faculty member
  5. A University of Utah Health staff member

Examples of inclusive excellence include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating inclusive spaces for intercultural dialogue on campus
  • Recruiting and retaining excellent and diverse faculty, staff, or students
  • Spearheading inclusive programming
  • Fostering equal opportunity
  • Conducting an inclusive research program
  • Nurturing a welcoming and inclusive campus climate

Group nominations will be considered (i.e., research, student, staff organizations, or academic units.) You may re-submit a previous nomination if your nominee did not receive an award. However, we ask that you submit an updated nomination, bio, and photo.

The awardees will be recognized at a special event during Mediversity Week held the first week of November (exact date TBA).

A complete nomination submission will include:

  1. A nomination (250 words maximum) that outlines the nominee’s contributions to leadership in inclusive excellence at the University of Utah Health.
  2. The full contact information for the nominator and nominee.
  3. A high-resolution photo of the nominee.
  4. A bio of the nominee.

Please submit your nomination by Sept. 15, 2021:

For questions, please email