Center for Human & Organizational Potential


The vision of the Center for Human and Organizational Potential is to develop a model for improving well-being, professional growth and satisfaction in medicine that others want to emulate. Designed with staff, faculty, learners, community members and SIU School of Medicine as a whole in mind, the center focuses on wellness, work preparedness, professional and leadership development, and faculty promotion. Advisors identify and mitigate barriers to progress at both individual and organizational levels. The center works in a proactive and forward-thinking manner to improve the lives and work of SIU in a caring, welcoming and state-of-the-art work environment.

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Latest articles

Kenniebrew Awards 2023

2023 Kenniebrew Awards

Charlene Aaron, PhD, and SIU’s Center for Human and Organizational Potential received the Kenniebrew Equity Awards, in recognition of their efforts to actively promote inclusive excellence and equitable practices.
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SIU School of Medicine expands Kenniebrew events

Each February SIU hosts a series of events to honor Dr. Alonzo Kenniebrew, the first Black physician in the United States to build and operate a private surgical hospital. The 2023 Kenniebrew Lecture and Forum has expanded to include an all-day medical conference on Friday, February 17.
Mary Dobbins and Christopher McDowell

Leading to excellence: Dobbins & McDowell to direct professional development

The SIU Medicine Center for Human and Organizational Potential has announced that Mary Dobbins, MD, and Chris McDowell, MD, will become the new co-directors of the cHOP Leadership and Excellence