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Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards Nomination

Award Criteria

Nominations can be made in one of the three following categories. Note that all nominations must adhere to the URMC Guiding Principles for Community-Engaged Research (if nominated for research) and/or CCPH Principles of Good Community-Campus Partnerships.

Senior Faculty

The Senior Faculty criteria includes associate and full professors.

  • Provides outstanding leadership skills in his/her community-engaged work
  • Builds sustained university/community partnerships based on trust and mutual respect
  • Demonstrates a commitment to reducing health inequities
  • Contributes to the community health mission and makes a significant contribution to the health of the community through research, education, clinical services and/or outreach efforts
  • Has addressed or is addressing a community-prioritized health need
  • Achieves quantifiable outcomes
  • Promotes inclusion and diversity in working with the community
  • Inspires others to be involved in community engagement
  • Serves as a role model and/or mentor to faculty and staff interested in community-engaged work

Junior Faculty

The Junior Faculty criteria includes residents, post-docs and assistant professors.

  • Seeks opportunities to develop leadership skills in his/her community-engaged work
  • Is developing university/community partnerships based on trust and mutual respect
  • Has a commitment to reducing health inequities
  • Contributes to the community health mission and has begun to make a contribution to the health of the community through research, education, clinical services, and/or outreach efforts
  • Is addressing a community-prioritized health need
  • Laid the groundwork for the potential to achieve quantifiable outcomes
  • Promotes inclusion and diversity in working with the community
  • Inspires others to be involved in community engagement
  • Engages effectively with all internal and external partners and sets a positive example for faculty and staff interested in community engagement

Staff

  • Provides significant community outreach support to departments and/or faculty who engage in community work
  • Contributes to the development and sustainability of university/community partnerships based on trust and mutual respect
  • Serves as an effective liaison between the URMC and community and assists in identifying health inequities
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills that contribute to the efficiency and communication of the partnership
  • Uses excellent communication skills to effectively engage diverse community partners
  • Effectively facilitates and/or manages interdisciplinary work teams
  • Promotes inclusion and diversity in working with the community
  • Understands community partners’ needs and perspectives
  • Engages effectively with all internal and external partners and promotes/encourages interest in community engaged work

Nomination Essay

Nomination essay (1,000 maximum words) in a Word document that addresses each point under the appropriate award criteria, as outlined above. Please note that the criteria is different in each of the nomination categories (Senior Faculty, Junior Faculty, Staff). It is important to specify how each nominee meets the criteria in the category where they are nominated.

The nomination essay, letters of support and other nomination materials must be submitted by noon on February 25, 2019.

Required Appendices

  • Two letters of support for each nomination:
    • One from within URMC
    • One from a community partner
  • Curriculum Vitae for faculty nominees
  • Resume or outline of work experience for staff nominees

Materials Describing Nominee’s Work (Optional)

You may also include no more than five additional pages for selected materials describing the nominee’s work (e.g., press releases, news reports).

Nomination Form

Use the form below to submit your nomination. Ensure that you have all nomination materials before filling out the form—this form cannot be saved mid-progress. If you have any questions, please contact the Satcher Award Committee at (585) 224-3050 or satcheraward@urmc.rochester.edu.

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Nominee Category:


Nominated for Work in the Following Areas:



The nominee's department chair or community partner agency head supports this nomination:
Nomination Documents