Annual Tana A. Grady-Weliky, MD, Lecture

The Tana A. Grady-Weliky, MD Lecture on Women and Diversity in Medicine is an endowed lecture established in 2011 to honor Dr. Grady-Weliky, former University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Senior Associate Dean for Education and Department of Psychiatry faculty member. It is part of the Faculty Diversity Seminar Series and is held in January or February each year.

Dr. Grady-Weliky touched many students, residents, fellows and faculty through her dedication to
medical education, her commitment to women and diversity in medicine and her passion for psychiatry. She strived for excellence in everything that she did. Dr. Grady-Weliky was nationally recognized as an expert in medical student education and in the treatment of women’s mental health disorders. We honor her memory and her indomitable spirit for education through this annual lecture.

Past Lectures

Past lectures are available online. If a link does not work for you, you may need to install Silverlight, a free plug-in from Microsoft, available here. Available lectures include the following:

January 31, 2014 - Hilda Hutcherson, MD

Hilda Hutcherson, MDGuest lecturer Hilda Hutcherson, MD, Associate Dean of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons addressed the subject of sexual health disparities in communities of color in"Good Girls Don't." Dr. Hutcherson is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a nationally recognized educator, author and speaker.

The recorded lecture is now available online here.


January 25, 2013 - Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD

Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MDGuest lecturer Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD, (Dr. Q), a world-renowned neurosurgeon and researcher from Johns-Hopkins University, gave a dynamic, thought-provoking lecture addressing disparities in American healthcare. It received an overwhelmingly positive response from the audience.

The recorded lecture is available online here.



To contribute to this memorial lecture to advance women and diversity in medicine, in Dr. Grady-Weliky’s honor, gifts can be made to:
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations
300 East River Road, Box 278996
Rochester, NY 14627-8996
Attention: Bryan Winters
By calling: 1-866-673-0181 or online at (indicate the Tana Grady-Weliky Lecture Fund in the “other give designation” box).