2015 6th Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards

On Thursday, April 30, the 6th Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards ceremony was held at the University of Rochester Medical Center. This awards program was created by the Center for Community Health to recognize URMC faculty and staff for their significant contributions to the health of the community. We were pleased to host Dr. Satcher himself, who presented the awards and spoke on "The Role of Leadership in the Relay Race for Health Equity."

The 2015 Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award winners were:

Precious Bedell, MA, CHW

Dedicated to providing support and resources to incarcerated women re-entering the community and implementing policy changes to eliminate health disparities, in partnership with:

  • Alternatives for Battered Women
  • Facing Race Embracing Equity
  • Judicial Process Commission
  • Monroe County Office of Mental Health

Amina P. Alio, PhD

Working to reduce health inequalities on the Rochester community, in partnership with:

  • African American Health Coalition
  • Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency
  • Interdenominational Health Ministry Coalition
  • Mental Health Association
  • Perinatal Network of Monroe County
  • Rochester Faith Collaborative

Michael C. Keefer, MD

Committed to preventative HIV vaccine research and other forms of HIV/AIDS treatment and research, in partnership with:

  • Gay Alliance of Genesee Valley
  • Rochester Black Leadership Coalition on AIDS
  • Rochester HIV/AIDS Research Community Advisory Board
  • Trillium Health

Our deepest thanks and congratulations go to the award winners and their community partners. Through their dedication and teamwork, they are improving the health of the Greater Rochester community.

You can view a video recording of the awards presentation and lecture here.

Precious Bedell, Dr. Amina Aio, Dr. Michael Keefer

Precious Bedell, Dr. Amina Alio, Dr. Michael Keefer

Dr. David Satcher

Dr. David Satcher

Dr. David Satcher

Dr. David Satcher

Mike Mattiucci, Rohini, Bhatia, Dr. Satcher, Anna Artymowicz, Josef Bartels

Mike Mattiucci, Rohini Bhatia, Dr. Satcher, Anna Artymowicz, Josef Bartels

If you have any questions, please contact us at SatcherAward@urmc.rochester.edu, or call Mary McDonald at (585) 224-3062.