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College Receives 2018 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

 The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is a recipient of the 2018 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The College was selected based upon our work to establish a comprehensive and holistic admissions process, recruit underrepresented and first-generation students, establish best practices for faculty searches and recruitment, and develop programming and training to further a community of inclusion for faculty, staff, and students.

This award is a national honor recognizing U.S. health professions schools that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. We are especially honored to have been selected in both 2017 and again in 2018!

The College will be featured along with 34 other recipients in the December 2018 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. While we know we have much more to do to become the model working and learning environment that supports inclusive diversity in all we do, we are honored by this recognition of our efforts to date. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the work that has led to this recognition, and more importantly, to help nurture diversity and inclusion in our college.

A copy of the 2018 (and 2017) application may be found at


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Monday, June 22, 2020 - 1:34pm