The Society of Hospital Medicine Honors Amira del Pino-Jones, MD, With 2022 Award of Excellence: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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April 18, 2022
Representing the fastest-growing specialty in modern healthcare, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is the leading medical society for hospitalists and their patients.
Dr. Del Pino-Jones Exemplifies Commitment and Systemic Approach to Prioritizing Equity and Enriching Medical Education
The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently announced the recipients of its 2022 Awards of Excellence, honoring hospitalists who exemplify hospital medicine best practices in areas such as clinical leadership, teaching, teamwork, research, and humanitarian services, among others.
“Hospitalists have always been known as innovators in medicine and contribute to improving patient care at their institutions in unique ways,” explains Eric E. Howell, MD, MHM, Chief Executive Officer of SHM. “This year’s Awards of Excellence winners exemplify what it means to be leaders in the field and showcase the many ways that hospitalists are positively impacting the future of healthcare.”
Amira del Pino-Jones, MD, is this year’s recipient in the “Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” category. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado, where she also serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Division of Hospital Medicine, the Assistant Program Director for Diversity and Inclusion in the Internal Medicine Residency Program, and an Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the School of Medicine. Her dedication to diversifying the healthcare workforce has been exemplified through her work with college students who are underrepresented in medicine.
Dr. Del Pino-Jones created and directed several pathway programs that focus on mentorship, advising, coaching, QI, and leadership training for pre-health students. Her article, “Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Hospital Medicine,” published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, highlights some of the transformational Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programming and initiatives at the University of Colorado. This work exemplifies her strong commitment and systematic approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which can change the demographics and culture of the healthcare workforce, prioritize equity, enrich medical education, sustain research endeavors, and optimize the care patients receive.
She has been a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine since 2013. She currently serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Special Interest Group (SIG), where she most recently became the inaugural Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine.
Awards of Excellence winners were recognized at SHM’s annual conference, SHM Converge, which was held from April 7-10, 2022, in Nashville, TN. For more information on SHM’s Awards of Excellence, visit https://hospitalmedicine.org/awards.