State of Michigan’s chief medical executive to deliver keynote address for Eastern Michigan’s annual Women of Excellence Ceremony on April 12

Flowery artwork promoting EMU's 2021 Women of Excellence Ceremony
Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun
Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun

YPSILANTI – Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive for the State of Michigan, will serve as the keynote speaker for Eastern Michigan University’s annual Women of Excellence Ceremony on Monday, April 12.

The talk is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. You can register in advance at the registration link.

Dr. Khaldun also serves as the Chief Deputy Director for Health and Human Services in Michigan. In these roles, she provides overall medical guidance for the State of Michigan as a cabinet member of the Governor, and oversees public health and aging programs, Medicaid, and behavioral health for MDHHS.

Prior to her MDHHS role, she was the Director and Health Officer for the Detroit Health Department, where she oversaw a robust community health assessment, established a comprehensive reproductive health network, spearheaded new human service efforts, and led Detroit’s response to the largest Hepatitis A outbreak in modern U.S. history.

"We are excited to have Dr. Joneigh Khaldun deliver our keynote address and share her insights about women and wellness during this year's Women of Excellence virtual celebration," said Joi Rencher, Women's Resource Center Coordinator.

The Women of Excellence Awards Ceremony recognizes women and femme identified individuals in the EMU community who live the focus of the EMU Women's Resource Center: To encourage, support, and advocate for the personal academic, and professional advancement of all women.

The 2021 Women of Excellence Ceremony Theme is: “Women Becoming Whole: Physical, Spiritual & Mental Wellness.”  

 About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 16,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

April 09, 2021

Written by:
Geoff Larcom

Geoff Larcom