PCOM Recognizes Employee DEI Efforts with Diversity Awards
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College Presents Diversity Awards to Faculty and Staff

November 11, 2021

Recently, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) hosted the annual Employee Recognition Awards luncheon. This year’s event included the inaugural celebration of the Employee Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Award.

This award, presented by Marcine Pickron-Davis, PhD, chief diversity and community relations officer, was given to one faculty member and one staff member on each campus who have gone above and beyond to advance diversity, equity and inclusion at PCOM. Employees were nominated for this award by their colleagues.

“On behalf of the Office of Diversity and Community Relations, I would like to thank the Office of Human Resources for this opportunity to honor and commemorate the awardees. We are proud to honor and recognize those members of the PCOM community who have contributed to the diversity, equity and inclusion mission this year,” shared Dr. Pickron-Davis.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Ramona Palmerio-Roberts, PsyD - clinical associate professor, psychology
  • Isaiah Lopez - director, risk management
PCOM Georgia
  • Valerie Cadet, PhD - director of health equity curricular initiatives, associate professor, microbiology and immunology
  • Darnae Parks, MSLD - associate director of admissions
PCOM South Georgia
  • Jason Walker, PhD - associate professor, physiology
  • Justina Mason, EdD - associate director of student affairs

This award aligns with PCOM 2025: Path to Greater Excellence Plan goals for diversity, equity and inclusion. This goal aims to embed diversity, equity and inclusion in its curriculum, policies, processes and practices to advance student, faculty and staff performance and excellence in service to communities.

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    Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration. PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.

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