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Diversity and Inclusion in Environmental Medicine

A Diversity and Inclusion Working Group was formed in June 2020 with the goal of getting input, exploring options, and making recommendations for how our Department and EHS Center can promote a more inclusive environment for all.  Please contact any of us with your input and ideas!  We will update this website as our work progresses.

ICARE, which stands for Integrity, Inclusion, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence, and is the foundation for how we treat people at the UR Medical Center

Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Working Group Members

Katrina Korfmacher

Katrina Korfmacher, Ph.D., Working Group Chair

Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine

Director, Community Engagement Core (CEC)


Kadijah Abston

Kadijah Abston, M.S.

Toxicology Ph.D. Student


Cait Fallone,

Cait Fallone, M.A.

Program Manager, Community Engagement Core (CEC)


Anthony Franchini, Ph.D.

Anthony Franchini, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist


Jakob Gunderson

Jakob Gunderson, M.S.

Toxicology Ph.D. Student

Thivanka Muthumalage

Thivanka M. Muthumalage, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jasmine Reed

Jasmine Reed, M.S.

Toxicology Ph.D. Student


Marissa Sobolewski

Marissa Sobolewski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Medicine


Elizabeth Williams-Velasquez,

Elizabeth Williams-Velasquez, M.A.

Toxicology PhD Program Coordinator