Jaime McKinney, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Academic General Pediatrics, is the junior faculty winner for the Dean's Excellence Award in Diversity Enhancement.
McKinney received her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed the Pediatrics Residency Program at Emory Univeristy. She is the co-advisor for UAB’s Minority Association for Pre-medical Students. She actively mentors Birmingham high school students, UAB undergraduates and UAB medical students in hopes of overall increasing the excellence and diversity of the medical profession. McKinney's chosen career path revolves around community involvement with an emphasis on education equity and adolescent empowerment. She is currently working on a reading and screen time initiative for the young scholars of Alabama.