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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School of Medicine adds Health Equity Scholars program

SIU School of Medicine has launched a new scholar track for medical students and staff who want to advance diversity and integration, reduce stigma and biases, and practice anti-racism and critical consciousness in health care.
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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.
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Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion on the death of Earl Moore Jr.

SIU Medicine and our Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion join the family of Earl Moore, Jr. in their sorrow and extend our deepest condolences. We are devastated by the collective loss that our community is experiencing once again because of such a tragedy.

Annual Kenniebrew event expands to conference in 2023

For many years, our school has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Alonzo Kenniebrew during Black History Month with an award in his honor.
Durbin makes federal funds announcement May 31

Workforce equity center and telehealth support coming to SIU

Sen. Dick Durbin announced federal funding for the creation of a workforce development center and telehealth training and equipment upgrades at SIU School of Medicine.
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Physician pipeline program renamed for Dr. Wesley McNeese

At the April 28 SIU Board of Trustees meeting, School of Medicine Dean Dr. Jerry Kruse announced the physician pipeline program has been renamed in honor of its originator, Dr. Wesley Robinson-McNeese.
Health DEPOTS

Health DEPOTS to offer more access, advocacy for better health

The Health DEPOTS program aims to create a safe space for individuals to take charge of their health through improved health literacy and advocacy.
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Kenniebrew speaker: Learning to be an ally is liberating

Sunny Nakae, PhD, offered lessons in empowerment and building skills to “become an ally” at the 2022 Dr. Alonzo Kenniebrew Lecture on February 8. Nakae is senior associate dean for equity, inclusion