Diversity Dinner and Celebration
Diversity Dinner and Celebration:
Shaping Inclusive Excellence in Medicine
Saturday, February 24, 2024
5:15 - 10:30 p.m.
M&T Bank Exchange
France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
401 W. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
About the Celebration
The Diversity Dinner and Celebration: Shaping Inclusive Excellence in Medicine (formerly the Celebrating Diversity Celebration) is a prestigious event dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the rich tapestry of diversity within the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
This gathering honors faculty and alumni for their outstanding contributions to the community while highlighting the school’s unwavering commitment to fostering inclusivity in medical education and practice. Rooted in the spirit of unity, this celebration aims to showcase the exceptional achievements that arise from diversity, all while furthering the cause of equal access to medical education and practice.
While the name and location are new, the mission remains the same — to honor diversity at the School of Medicine, to recognize those who have helped increase diversity at the school, and to raise money for the Dean Emeritus Donald E. Wilson Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Mark T. Gladwin, MD
Vice President for Medical Affairs, UM Baltimore
John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and
Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Mistresses of Ceremony
Wonder P. Drake, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Director of Sarcoidosis Program, Center of Excellence
Sandra M. Quezada, MD, MS
Associate Dean for Medical School Admissions
Associate Dean for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
Professor, Department of Medicine
Laura Herrera Scott, MD
Secretary of Health
Office of Secretary, Maryland Department of Health
Mark Anthony Thomas
President & CEO
Greater Baltimore Committee
Nominations for Dean's Faculty and Alumni Awards
Each year, the Dean’s Faculty and Alumni Awards for Diversity and Inclusion are presented at this event. These awards recognize an individual SOM faculty member and medical school alumnus for their outstanding contributions in promoting diversity and inclusion within the field of medicine and/or the recruitment and retention of under-represented minorities.
Nominations for these awards are due by Friday, January 12, 2024.
Award Nomination Criteria & Submission Information
- 2024 Dean's Faculty Award for Diversity and Inclusion
- 2024 Dean's Alumni Award for Diversity and Inclusion
Gifts to the Dean Wilson Scholarship help driven and qualified students of all backgrounds get the support they need to succeed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Kaéla Kuitchoua, '24
Last year's Dean Emeritus Donald E. Wilson Scholarship Recipient
For More Information
For additional information about the 2024 Diversity Dinner and Celebration, please contact:
Director of Special Events
Thank You To Our Diversity Dinner and Celebration Sponsors!
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Director of Special Events