Every year, the University of Louisville honors faculty who bring distinction to the university through their commitment to the areas of service, teaching, outstanding scholarship, research and creative activity.
HEN DEI committee member V. Faye Jones, MD, School of Medicine, Career of Service received an award for Distinguished Service: Jones has been a staff pediatrician for UofL General Pediatrics for more than 30 years, is a tenured professor and the first vice chair of Inclusive Excellence in the Department of Pediatrics. Additionally, she is the associate vice president for Health Affairs – Diversity Initiatives and the interim senior associate vice president for Diversity and Equity for the University. For more than 10 years, she has frequented the honorable “Who’s Who in Black Louisville” and in 2020 received the AAP Job Lewis Smith award, recognizing lifelong outstanding career achievement in community pediatrics. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Family Scholar House and chairs the family programming committee and the foster care committee which facilitates ongoing educational sessions delivered by pediatricians. Additionally, she has worked with the Family Scholar House to secure three American Academy of Pediatrics grants related to accessing medical needs in at risk families and involvement in care of young adolescents who have aged out of the foster care system.
Other recipients of this year’s Distinguished Faculty Awards and their respective categories can be found here.
Jones was also selected by Louisville Business First as a Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement honoree earlier this year for her dedication to the health of her patients, the education of her students and the justice sought within her various communities.