A.T. Still University of Health Sciences is a recipient of the 2022 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award by Insight Into Diversity magazine, a diversity-focused publication in higher education.
ATSU has a school of osteopathic medicine at 5850 E. Still Circle in Mesa.
“ATSU thanks Insight Into Diversity for recognizing the accomplishments of our diversity and inclusion team, students, faculty and staff,” ATSU President Craig Phelps said in a release. “It is an honor to be included with other institutions recognized for their commitment to excellence in diversity.”
“Receiving this award continues to be a humbling experience that affirms ATSU’s commitment to cultural proficiency,” Clinton Normore, vice president of ATSU diversity & inclusion, said in the release. “Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the University’s mission. We take seriously the metrics prescribed in the HEED Award and regularly assess University culture to live up to our high expectations of educational excellence, access, opportunity, and exceptional service. We are grateful to the HEED Award’s review committee for recognizing these efforts.”
ATSU supports students who learn and serve in diverse, underserved, urban, and rural communities across the world. Insight Into Diversity magazine selected ATSU for its deep commitment to an educational and collaborative environment embracing cultural proficiency, highlighted by the University’s innovative Dreamline Pathways program.
Through Dreamline Pathways, ATSU partners with school districts and community-based organizations, offering experiential learning opportunities to students. These collaborations introduce young minds to career opportunities in healthcare, and nurture students through campus and graduate student engagement opportunities.
Dreamline Pathways received the 2022 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine earlier this year.
“The Health Professions HEED Award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students and employees — and best practices for both — continued leadership support for diversity, and other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion,” Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of Insight Into Diversity magazine, said in the release. “We take a detailed approach to reviewing each application in deciding who will be named a Health Professions HEED Award recipient. Our standards are high, and we look for schools where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being done every day across their campus.”
For more information about the 2022 HEED Award, go to insightintodiversity.com.