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URMC Taps Edith Williams to Lead the Center for Community Health & Prevention

Edith Williams, MS, PhD, in her UR CTSI officeEdith Williams, MS, PhD, who joined the UR CTSI as the founding director of the Office of Health Equity Research in 2022, has been tapped by URMC CEO Mark Taubman, MD, to serve as the next director of the Center for Community Health & Prevention (CCHP). As she takes on her new role, effective immediately, she will continue to oversee the Office, which was established as part of URMC’s Equity and Anti-Racism Action Plan.

The Office of Health Equity Research, which has been housed within the UR CTSI, will now move to the CCHP, but will maintain its strong collaboration with the UR CTSI. Williams will appoint an associate director to manage Office operations and plans to leverage the Office’s infrastructure to support and expand longstanding and highly successful CCHP programs.

“I am honored to be entrusted with the care and leadership of the CCHP,” said Williams. “Dr. Nana Bennett, who built the Center from the ground up, has set a high bar. I am both excited and grateful for the chance to carry on her legacy and advance the Center’s pivotal mission: to give everyone in our community the best chance at the best health possible.”

Learn more about Williams’ new appointment and her vision for the CCHP in the URMC Newsroom.

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Michael Hazard | 1/18/2024

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