The Emerging Leader Award is granted annually to a Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Midwestern University (CCOM) alumnus who has had a demonstrated impact on individuals and organizations in the osteopathic community. Dr. Jennie Kwon, assistant professor of medicine, infectious diseases division, is this year’s (2019) recipient. Dr. Kwon is honored for inspiring young leaders to make a difference and her contributions as a leader in medicine.
The Emerging Leader Award was presented by the former long-time Dean of the CCOM, Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS. Dr. Nichols is a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Board of Directors. Her focus is to provide leadership for and promoting osteopathic medicine to the broader medical and health professions community.
Dr. Kwon’s mentee, Kimberley Sukhum, PhD, is slated to receive a SHEA award during IDWeek 2019. Be on the lookout for this announcement in October!