Award Criteria

Nominations can be made in one of the three following categories.

Senior Faculty

The Senior Faculty criteria includes associate and full professors.

  • Provides outstanding leadership skills in his/her community-engaged work
  • Builds sustained university/community partnerships based on trust and mutual respect
  • Demonstrates a commitment to reducing health inequalities
  • Contributes to the community health mission and makes a significant contribution to the health of the community through research, education, clinical services and/or outreach efforts
  • Has addressed or is addressing a community-prioritized health need
  • Achieves quantifiable outcomes
  • Promotes inclusion and diversity in working with the community
  • Inspires others to be involved in community engagement
  • Serves as a role model and/or mentor to faculty and staff interested in community-engaged work
  • Adheres to the URMC Guiding Principles for Community-Engaged Research (if nominated for research) and/or CCPH Principles of Good Community-Campus Partnerships

To apply, complete the award nomination form.

Junior Faculty

The Junior Faculty criteria includes residents, post-docs and assistant professors.

  • Seeks opportunities to develop leadership skills in his/her community-engaged work
  • Is developing university/community partnerships based on trust and mutual respect
  • Has a commitment to reducing health inequalities
  • Contributes to the community health mission and has begun to make a contribution to the health of the community through research, education, clinical services, and/or outreach efforts
  • Is addressing a community-prioritized health need
  • Laid the groundwork for the potential to achieve quantifiable outcomes
  • Promotes inclusion and diversity in working with the community
  • Inspires others to be involved in community engagement
  • Engages effectively with all internal and external partners and sets a positive example for faculty and staff interested in community engagement
  • Adheres to the URMC Guiding Principles for Community-Engaged Research (if nominated for research) and/or CCPH Principles of Good Community-Campus Partnerships

To apply, complete the award nomination form.

Staff

  • Provides significant community outreach support to departments and/or faculty who engage in community work
  • Contributes to the development and sustainability of university/community partnerships based on trust and mutual respect
  • Serves as an effective liaison between the URMC and community and assists in identifying health inequalities
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills that contribute to the efficiency and communication of the partnership
  • Uses excellent communication skills to effectively engage diverse community partners
  • Effectively facilitates and/or manages interdisciplinary work teams
  • Promotes inclusion and diversity in working with the community
  • Understands community partners’ needs and perspectives
  • Engages effectively with all internal and external partners and promotes/encourages interest in community engaged work
  • Adheres to the URMC Guiding Principles for Community-Engaged Research (if nominated for research) and/or CCPH Principles of Good Community-Campus Partnerships

To apply, complete the award nomination form.

If you have any questions, please contact Gail Newton, Director, Community Health Partnerships, URMC Center for Community Health, or Judith Russell at (585) 224-3062.