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Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards

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The Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards 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 service programs.

The awards reflect the shared mission of the Center for Community Health & Prevention 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.

The 10th annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards were held on Thursday, April 18 at the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium. 

Featured Speaker: David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.

Lecture Topic: "Mission Oriented Leadership: The Quest for Health Equity"

2019 Awardees: 

Jill Halterman             Marc Lavender

Senior Faculty Awardee            Junior Faculty Awardee

Jill S. Halterman, MD, MPH         Marc S. Lavender, MD, FAAP

Weren't able to attend? Watch a live stream of the awards ceremony and lecture.

See more of the event on Facebook and Twitter using #SatcherAwards2019

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Past Events

The 9th Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards were held on April 25, 2018, featuring Grand Rounds speaker David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.

Watch a recording of Dr. Satcher’s talk: “Confronting Mental Health Disparities and Stigma: Challenges and Opportunities” and panel discussion with award winners “Rewards and Challenges of Community-Engaged Research.”

The award recipients for 2018 were:

  • Senior faculty award: Silvia Sörensen, Ph.D., associate professor with appointments in the University of Rochester’s Warner School, as well as URMC’s Center for Community Health and Prevention and Department of Psychiatry
  • Junior faculty award: Tiffany Pulcino, M.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Medicine/Primary Care at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Staff award: Charles Brown, chemical dependency counselor in the URMC Department of Psychiatry

Read more information about the 2018 Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award recipients

Questions: If you have any questions, please contact us at SatcherAward@urmc.rochester.edu or call the Center for Community Health & Prevention at (585) 224-3050.