The Office of Diversity, Multicultural and Minority Affairs is committed to devising strategies and overseeing initiatives within the School of Medicine that will celebrate our diverse campus populations. We work to assure a mix of students, faculty and staff that mirrors the census demographics for central and southern Illinois.
Our overarching responsibility is to help students successfully complete their medical education, while providing support to them and the diverse faculty and staff who make up our workforce. We strive for an organizational culture that respects individual differences, where persons of various backgrounds can flourish in a harmonious, secure, nurturing environment.
The 19th Annual Pearson Medical History Lecture
"Take Those Partitions Down"
An examination of the life and times of Dr. Alonzo H. Kenniebrew, M.D., the first African American physician in the United States to own and operate a surgical hospital.