Charleston, South Carolina (September 19, 2022) –The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) will host its sixth annual Inclusion Conference on Innovation Summit around November 7, and the summit, designed to be a forum for honest and challenging conversations about inclusion and innovation, will feature a major lineup that includes Christopher King, Ph.D.; Robin D’Angelo, Ph.D.; and Isabel Wilkerson. King is currently the inaugural Dean of the New School of Health at Georgetown University, and is the author of Health Inequality in the Black Community: An Imperative for Racial Equality in the District of Columbia. D’Angelo is an associate professor of education at the University of Washington and author of the New York Times bestseller “White Fragility: Why It’s Hard for Whites to Talk About Racism,” among other books and guides. Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is the author of “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” which appeared in Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club in 2020.
“There has never been a more urgent time to provide individuals and organizations with access to resources and conversations about best practices in the ‘domain’—to actively engage in critical conversations and develop strategic intentions related to the intersection of inclusion and innovation. Willet Burnham Williams, Ph.D., will learn Attendees are with each other and from each other as they hear from national leaders who share comprehensive and innovative strategies – our opportunities and challenges ahead – in a safe and engaging format where real conversations are encouraged.”
The summit will also include interactive breakout sessions which are free for MUSC students. Topics range from building and strengthening the DEI leadership network internally and externally to leveraging data analytics to lead diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
MUSC was recently awarded the Excellence in Higher Education in Health Professions (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine, the oldest and largest publication focusing on diversity in higher education. For the fifth year in a row, MUSC was among the HEED recipients as well as being a Diversity Champion, ranking first in the HEED awardees.
Interested parties may at the summit Register here.
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system, with a unique mission to preserve and improve human life in South Carolina through education, research, and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates more than 3,000 students in six colleges—dental, graduate, health professions, medicine, nursing and pharmacy—and trains more than 850 residents and fellows in its health system. MUSC brought in more than $327.6 million in research funds in fiscal year 2021, resulting in the state’s overall leadership in research funding. MUSC also leads the state in funding the federal and national institutes of health, with more than $220 million. For information on academic programs, visit catch.
As a healthcare system at the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality and safest patient care while educating and training generations of outstanding healthcare providers and leaders to serve people in South Carolina and beyond. Patient care is provided in 14 hospitals with approximately 2,500 beds and five additional hospital sites are under development; Over 350 telehealth locations, connected to patients’ homes; and approximately 750 care sites located in all areas of South Carolina. In 2022, for the eighth year in a row, US News & World Report chose MUSC Health as the #1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit muschealth.org.
MUSC and its subsidiaries have collective annual budgets totaling $4.4 billion. MUSC’s 25,000 team members include faculty, clinicians, service providers, scientists, students, associates, and care team members who provide and support leading-edge education, research, and patient care.