Nurture
       Mentor and
              Increase Diverse Leaders
                      in Health Care and the Biomedical Sciences

Welcome to Leadership Excellence, LLC

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Leadership Excellence, LLC, a commitment to partner with other organizations and institutions to create a diverse workforce of leaders who are dedicated to careers in the biomedical sciences and the medical fields.   The mission of Leadership Excellence, LLC is to help institutions and organizations  nurture, mentor, and increase the numbers of diverse leaders in the health care and biomedical sciences fields. We would be delighted if you would peruse our website and learn of about our mission, purpose and services. The focus of our efforts is the development of diverse human capital.

This increase in leadership capacity will be accomplished by:

1. Development of strategic planning with institutions and organizations
2. Mentoring and nurturing of future leaders from diverse backgrounds
3. Evaluation of institutional programs
4. Assistance in seeking research funding
5. Development of leaders to address diversity and inclusion health issue

We look forward to hearing from you.

  
  Strategic Planning Initiatives

 
    University of Texas Medical School at Houston


   Medical School addresses diversity in retreat 

In a Diversity and Inclusion Retreat in January, the Medical School community took a broad approach to the topics, addressing issues at the student, faculty, and staff level.  Dr. George Hill, president of Leadership Excellence, LLC and former assistant vice chancellor for multicultural affairs and dean for diversity
of medical education at Vanderbilt University, not only gave the guest lecture but also wrote a report on his findings on diversity at the Medical School to present to the Dean
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   Medical School creates new diversity office

Seeking to meet the needs of all students, faculty, and staff, Dean Giuseppe Colasurdo has created a new Dean’s Office, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  “While diversity has always been a cornerstone of our medical school’s foundation, this new office will codify its place in our educational environment,” Dean Colasurdo said  Read More


  In the NEWS



Countdown to MCAT2015: AAMC Announces New Resources and Score Scale.
aamc.org- Association of American Medical Colleges

Washington, D.C., April 30, 2014 - With a year to go before the launch of the new Medical College Admission Test, the AAMC today released new resources to help students and the medical school admissions community prepare for the exam. The association also announced the new score scale.
TEST PREP - Khan Academy collection is being developed for the revised MCAT@ exam
khanacademy.org- KhanAcademy

This collection of Khan Academy videos is being developed for the revised MCAT@ exam that will first be administered in spring 2015. Videos will be added to the collection through fall 2014. All content in this collection has been created under the direction of the Khan Academy and has been reviewed under the direction of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).


Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities to address crucial healthcare problem in United States
link.springer.com - Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Springer has launched with the W. Montague Cobb/National Medical Association (NMA) Health Institute the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.Beginning now, in 2014, the new society journal will be published quarterly, electronically on link.springer.com and in print.

The Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities will report on the scholarly progress of work to understand, address and ultimately eliminate health disparities based on race and ethnicity. The underlying causes of racial and ethnic health disparities, and interventions to address these disparities, will be featured. Original articles, “evolutionary” reviews presenting the state-of-the-art thinking on problems centered on health disparities, and review articles of timely interest will be published. Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Connecticut is the founding editor-in-chief. 
Student Mentorship Program for Hispanic Health Research (sMPH2r)
hshps.org - Hispanic Serving Health Professions School

The first formal web and team based national mentorship program is focusing on Hispanic health research.   Mentees applications are now available.  The sMPH2r is a eight month program during the 2014 spring and summer semesters that is geared towards undergraduate juniors; undergraduate seniors who have been accepted or have applied to graduate school; and first year graduate students in the health professions who have demonstrated commitment in research and working with the Hispanic community.
Pipeline Mentoring Institute (PMI)
snma.org - The Student National Medical Association

The Student National Medical Association, recognizing that many of the barriers to greater diversity within the medical profession lie within the continuum of elementary through undergraduate education, the Pipeline Mentoring Institute seeks to close the gap in preparing URM students for a career in medicine and other health-related professions.
amed-news Black men increasingly hard to find in medical schools and a major challenge for country
AmedNews.com - American Medical News

A dwindling share of students pursuing physician careers are African-American men. Experts warn that the trend could exacerbate racial health disparities and doctor shortages.