Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards

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David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.
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The Community Health Improvement Award recognizes University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) faculty and staff for significant contributions to the health of the community through research, teaching, practice, and/or outreach programs. The awards reflect the shared mission of the Center for Community Health and the URMC to develop and expand university-community partnerships that support participatory research and interventions to reduce health inequalities and/or improve the community's health. Awards are made based on work done in the greater Rochester area and Finger Lakes Region.

8th Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards & Special Grand Rounds

Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards were held in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium on April 11, 2017.

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(From left) Nancy M. Bennett, M.D., M.S.; award-winners Rajeev S. Ramchandran, M.D., M.B.A., Robert L. Weisman, D.O., and Catherine A. Bunce, R.N., M.S.; and Grand Rounds speaker Nicole Redmond, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

The award recipients for 2017 are:

  • 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)

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

After opening remarks by Mark B. Taubman, M.D., CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center & UR Medicine, and Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, the awards were presented by Nancy M. Bennett, M.D., M.S., Center for Community Health director and professor of Medicine in Public Health Sciences, and University President and CEO Joel Seligman.

Following the awards ceremony, Nicole Redmond, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute delivered the annual Grand Rounds address, titled "From Health Disparities to Health Equity: Building Relationships in Healthcare Systems and Communities."

Nicole RedmondNicole Redmond, MD, PhD, MPH
Medical Officer, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS)
Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch (CAPB)

Dr. Redmond is the Medical Officer of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her research interests include racial/ethnic and geographic disparities in psychological, socioeconomic, behavioral, and clinical cardiovascular disease risk factors. She received an NHLBI minority investigator supplement to study the association of psychological and socioeconomic measures with cardiovascular disease outcomes in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. She also has an interest in the impact of the criminal justice system on health disparities. Dr. Redmond served as the chairperson for the Healthcare and Rehabilitation working group of the Northern District of Alabama Reentry Council.

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