Pickron-Davis Recognized as Diversity in Business Award HonoreeAugust 21, 2023
The Philadelphia Business Journal (PBJ) has named Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
Medicine's (PCOM) Marcine Pickron-Davis, PhD, chief diversity and community relations officer, as a recipient of the 2023 Diversity
in Business Awards. Pickron-Davis is one of 19 Philadelphia-area leaders recognized
by the Business Journal for their commitment to diversity.
”I'm proud to be recognized among this esteemed group,” said Pickron-Davis. ”Diversity,
equity and inclusion are core to the mission of our institution. As we work to develop the health professional workforce of tomorrow, it is incumbent
upon us to lead on these critical issues. This work will ultimately contribute to
positive patient outcomes and experiences. We aim to achieve this at PCOM.”
The Diversity in Business Awards are held annually and recognize diverse business
leaders who have demonstrated success in their respective fields and through philanthropic
endeavors. Nominees were submitted by the public and must be a minority, including
Asian, African American, Hispanic or Latino, Middle Eastern, or native Alaskan, Hawaiian
or Pacific Islander, or identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
Pickron-Davis, who joined PCOM in 2017, leads the Office of Diversity and Community
Relations and has over 20 years of leadership experience. In her role, she is responsible
for leading and advancing PCOM's DEI initiatives across all three of its campus locations. As a result of her work, PCOM has been the recipient of the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity each year since 2017.
Pickron-Davis also spearheaded the development of the College's 2025 institutional
DEI strategic plan and leads the President's Council on Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. The Council includes faculty, staff, and students representing PCOM's three campus
locations. Meeting monthly with PCOM President and CEO Jay S. Feldstein, DO '81, the group makes recommendations that advance DEI efforts in various policies and
This year's class of award recipients will be celebrated at a live event on August
24 and in a special edition of the Business Journal on August 25.
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About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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