Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards

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David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.
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The Satcher Community Health Improvement Award recognizes University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) faculty and staff individuals for significant contributions to the health of the community through research, teaching, practice, and/or service programs.

Save the Date: 9th Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards and Special Grand Rounds

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Register at: lecture.urmc.edu/satcher

Featured Speaker: David Satcher, MD, PhD

David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., for whom the awards are named, was the 16th Surgeon General of the United States and Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Satcher has close ties to Rochester, having completed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the early 1970s. His tenure of public service also includes serving as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1993 to 1998, on the World Health Organization Commission on Social Determinants of Health from 2005-2009, and is a four-star admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

Time:
12 to 12:30 p.m.: Awards Ceremony
12:30 to 1 p.m.: Presentation by Dr. Satcher
1 to 1:30 p.m.: Rewards and Challenges of Community-Engaged Research – panel discussion with Dr. Satcher and award recipients

Location:
Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1W304)
255 Crittenden Blvd.
University of Rochester School of Nursing

Free parking is available in the Saunders Research Building Parking Lot.
American Sign Language interpreters will be available.

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Past Events

The 8th Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards were held on April 11, 2017, featuring Grand Rounds speaker Nicole Redmond, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Watch a recording of Dr. Redmond's talk: "From Health Disparities to Health Equity: Building Relationships in Healthcare Systems and Communities" .

The award recipients for 2017 were:

  • Robert L. Weisman, D.O., professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, senior medical director of Adult Ambulatory Services and director of Clinical Care at Strong Ties
  • Rajeev S. Ramchandran, M.D., M.B.A., associate professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Catherine A. Bunce, R.N., M.S., CCRC, senior associate - Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and program coordinator for the UR HIV Vaccine Trials Network (aka Rochester Victory Alliance)

Read more information about the 2017 Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award recipients.

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