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GSA Business Report recognizes Dean Marjorie Jenkins as a 2023 Women of Influence honoree

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville Dean Marjorie Jenkins was among 27 women business leaders in the Upstate honored at the GSA Business Report Women of Influence award luncheon held on March 29 at the Hyatt Regency Greenville.

Women who are making their mark on the region through professional success and community involvement were recognized and represented a variety of industry, professional, and community sectors in the Upstate.

Dean Jenkins was honored for her steadfast commitment to transforming healthcare through education, helping provide opportunities for students of all backgrounds, and her leadership in the Greenville community. Her work has not only had a positive impact on the lives of students but also the overall health of the community across our state.

“It was an amazing experience to be in a room full of women who are committed to making a difference in our community through their careers and philanthropic work. I’m honored to receive this recognition and look forward to continuing our efforts here at the School of Medicine Greenville and being an active member of the Upstate community that my family calls home,” said Dean Jenkins.

Since her arrival at School of Medicine Greenville (SOMG) in 2019, Dean Jenkins has committed to helping the school live its mission of preparing physicians committed to improving the health and wellness of the community through creative teaching, applied research, and clinical care.  

Dean Jenkins and her team are also tremendously committed to providing opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Nearly one-quarter of students at SOMG come from backgrounds underrepresented in healthcare, making it the most diverse medical school in the state. Additionally, more than $11 million has been raised to support programs and scholarships for students, which will in turn benefit the community through improved healthcare since her arrival.  

This year, the School of Medicine Greenville is celebrating its first decade. Since inception, SOMG has contributed $450 million to the local economy and graduated 575 physicians, with many staying in South Carolina to practice medicine. Dr. Jenkins also serves as chief academic officer for Prisma Health-Upstate.

Outside of her work with the school, Dean Jenkins serves several non-profit arts, business, and scientific organizations, including board membership with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Artisphere, and an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Institute of Medicine and Science for South Carolina and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. By invitation, she is am member of the International Women's Forum, a global organization with 7,800 members across government, business, academics, and non-profit sectors. 

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