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September 27, 2013 - Chief Diversity Officer to Lecture at USA
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The University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Office of Diversity and Cultural Competence is hosting two lectures featuring Dr. Marc Nivet, chief diversity officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), on Oct. 3, 2013.

The morning event will be held at the USA Medical Center Conference Center from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. as part of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. This lecture is titled “Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine: From Fairness to Excellence.”

The afternoon session will be held at USA's main campus in the College of Medicine Auditorium from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series. This lecture is titled “Cultural Diversity and Inclusion: A Means to Excellence in Academia.”

In his role as chief diversity officer, Dr. Nivet is a source of strategic vision for all AAMC diversity activities. The initiatives undertaken by Dr. Nivet and the association’s diversity policy and programs department are crafted to increase diversity in medical education and advance health care equity. The AAMC also provide assistance to medical schools and teaching hospitals with their diversity goals. Dr. Nivet is an expert in promoting cultural competence and equity in higher education and in community-oriented public forums.

Dr. Nivet holds an Ed.D. degree in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and an M.S. degree in higher education and student development from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus. Dr. Nivet earned his B.A. degree in communications studies from Southern Connecticut State University.

To learn more about diversity and inclusion in academic medicine contact Chante’ Hendrix at chendrix@southalabama.edu, or (251) 470-5893.

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