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IGR presented the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award (OAA) to Kevin Trimell Jones at IGR's Graduation Celebration. Below is a short biography of Kevin's numerous and ongoing accomplishments.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Kevin completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, earned a Master’s of Education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a Master’s of Public Health from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Washington, D.C.
In celebration of the outstanding work in social justice done by The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) alumnx around the globe, we are excited to honor one exceptional alumnx with the Outstanding Alumnx Award (OAA)!
The Award honors an IGR alumnx who embodies and exemplifies the values and ethics of the Program contributing toward advancing positive intergroup relations and promoting social justice through their personal and professional lives in an effort to create a more just and inclusive society and world.
Dr. Karriem Watson remembers his IGR days like it was yesterday. Gaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding about social justice and dialogue from IGR has made a profound impact on his life personally and professionally. He grew up in Muskegon Heights, Michigan and is a 1997 Graduate of U-M where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After receiving a Masters of Science in Basic Medical Research from Wayne State University, he moved to Chicago to work in the clinical research industry. He completed a doctorate in Health Sciences with a focus on Global Health from Nova Southeastern. In his dual role at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), he serves as the Director of the Community Engaged Research and Implementation Science for the Cancer Center and Community Engagement Research for Mile Square Health Center (MSHC), a group of federally qualified health centers. We are excited to share more about Dr. Karriem Watson.