UVA’s Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Leadership Award Goes to Three Recipients


Three members of the University of Virginia community who have shown persistence and innovation in working on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts – all with a focus on different areas of health care – will receive John T. Casteen III Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Leadership Awards.

The three recipients are:

  • Biomedical engineering graduate student Samantha Melinda Perez, who has opened the door to underrepresented graduate students in her field and across Grounds.
  • Dr. Catherine Casey, an associate professor of family medicine, one of the founders of UVA’s first multidisciplinary Adult Transgender Clinic.
  • Elizabeth Beasley, director of community partnerships for UVA Health, who works to foster relationships with local organizations and community members to address and reduce health disparities.


Source: UVA Today (Anne Bromley)