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MSM Appoints Dr. Walter Conwell as Inaugural Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Experienced Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Leader Assumed Role July 19

It is both an honor and a pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Walter Conwell as the inaugural Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO) of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM).

In this new and important role, Dr. Conwell will work closely with President Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD to develop and implement a comprehensive equity, inclusion and diversity strategic framework for Morehouse School of Medicine, as well as support our new partnership with CommonSpirit Health.

In Dr. Conwell’s previous role, in which he exhibited the qualities of both a servant-leader and a spirit of partnership, he served as Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity for the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. Prior to joining the Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine in 2018, Dr. Conwell was the Physician Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity at Colorado Permanente Medical Group, where he also led the development of an equity, inclusion and diversity infrastructure covering recruitment, curriculum development, pathway programs, and student support.

Dr. Conwell earned his MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and his Master of Business Administration in Health Administration from the University of Colorado Business School.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Conwell to Morehouse School of Medicine

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