The Women of Excellence Awards Ceremony recognizes women and femme identified individuals in the EMU community who live the focus of the Women's Resource Center: To encourage, support, and advocate for the personal academic, and professional advancement of all women. The 2021 Women of Excellence Ceremony Theme is: Women Becoming Whole: Physical, Spiritual & Mental Wellness.
Our keynote speaker is Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP. Dr. Khaldun is the Chief Medical Executive for the State of Michigan and Chief Deputy Director for Health and Human Services. In these roles, she provides overall medical guidance for the State of Michigan as a cabinet member of the Governor, and oversees public health and aging programs, Medicaid, and behavioral health for MDHHS. Prior to her MDHHS role, she was the Director and Health Officer for the Detroit Health Department, where she oversaw a robust community health assessment, established a comprehensive reproductive health network, spearheaded new human service efforts, and led Detroit’s response to the largest Hepatitis A outbreak in modern U.S. history.