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Bennett recognized with Dr. Albert David Kaiser Medal

Center for Community Health & Prevention Director and Founder Nancy "Nana" M. Bennett, M.D., M.S., was recognized by the Rochester Academy of Medicine (RAoM) with the prestigious Dr. Albert David Kaiser Medal: Physician Lifetime Achievement Award as part of its annual meeting and award program Tuesday evening. 

The Dr. Albert David Kaiser Medal is awarded to one physician who exemplifies outstanding professional and personal qualities and lifetime service in areas of medicine, public health and/or community welfare. The award represents recognition of lifetime achievement of local, regional, national, and even international contributions to medicine. It was first awarded to Dr. Kaiser, a Rochester physician and leader in public health, in 1939.

Bennett, a professor of medicine and public health sciences and co-director of the UR Clinical & Translational Science Institute, has been an active RAoM member since 2010 and is nationally recognized for her expertise in immunization, chronic disease prevention and community engagement. She has contributed to our community for decades through her work in key local institutions and in the broader public health arena, serving in many roles including mentor, principal investigator and advocate for health equity. 

“It is a true honor to be recognized with the Dr. Albert David Kaiser Medal by the Academy, an organization with such a rich history and large impact in the Rochester community," shared Bennett. "The Academy continues to inspire me with its focus on collaboration among health professionals and commitment to the community. Dr. Kaiser left a tremendous legacy from his work in public health and his service to Rochester and the world. To have been nominated means so much to me, and to join the 'giants' who have previously received this medal is a tremendous honor.”