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Office for Inclusion and Culture Development

Linda H. Chaudron, MD, MSDiversity and Inclusion are core values at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). Our vision is to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment that guides and transforms our approaches to healthcare, education, research and community partnerships.

Diversity of all kinds - talent, experience, gender, gender identity, veteran status, religion, abilities, race, ethnicity, culture, socio-economic background - is required to achieve excellence in any organization. Medical schools and academic medical centers are no exception. The Office for Inclusion and Culture Development provides the University of Rochester Medical Center community with a centralized office to access diversity resources, recruitment resources, and educational programs. We work closely with the medical center's senior leadership and the University's Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity to facilitate diversity efforts across the medical center, including within the School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the School of Nursing.

I welcome your comments, questions and suggestions and look forward to meeting you at future events.

Linda Chaudron, MD, MS
Associate Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Inclusion and Culture Development




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Current News

AAMC's Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) New Committee Member and 2018 Chair-Elect from URMC

Dr. Linda ChaudronThe 2017-18 Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) Steering Committee has announced the election of Linda H. Chaudron, MD, MS, as the 2018 Chair-Elect. Dr. Chaudron is the Associate Vice President for Inclusion and Culture Development at the University of Rochester Medical Center, as well as the Senior Associate Dean for Inclusion and Culture Development at the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr. John CullenAdditionally, the GWIMS Steering Committee has selected John Cullen, PhD, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Clinical & Translational Science Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center, as its Issue-Based Representative. Dr. Cullen is also the Assistant Director of the Susan B. Anthony Center on River Campus. He has been recognized by the GWIMS Steering Committee for his unique ability to bring perspective in two particular areas, "research-based and male allyship," to the group. He will be installed in his role during the AAMC Learn Serve Lead Annual Meeting in Boston on November 3.

Developing from Within Grad Makes Waves as National Leader

Dr. Kathi HeffnerDr. Kathi Heffner, an Associate Professor and graduate of the 2014-15 Developing from Within program co-sponsored by the Office for Inclusion and Culture Development and the Susan B. Anthony Center, was recently chosen as one of five scholars to participate in the 2017-18 research cohort of the Emerging Leaders in Aging Program, sponsored by Tideswell at UC San Francisco, the American Geriatrics Society, and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs. The program aims to advance clinical, research, policy, and educational initiatives in aging by focusing on enhancing leadership skills in promising leaders. Read more...

Dr. LeRon Nelson Selected as AAN Fellow

Dr. LeRon NelsonSchool of Nursing Assistant Professor LeRon Nelson has been selected for induction as a fell in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Dr. Nelson is recognized internationally for his research on HIV and AIDS. He will be honored in Washington, DC in October. Read more...

Adrienne Morgan Named Assistant Dean for Inclusion and Culture Development

Dr. Adrienne MorganIn this role, Dr. Morgan will be a resource to URMC residents, fellows and faculty, and help identify and address challenges to recruiting and retaining under-represented groups to URMC's 84 residency programs and fellowship programs. Adrienne will continue as senior director of SMD's Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity (CACHED).

Congratulations to Dr. Morgan on her many contributions to medical education.

Calendar

Diversity Seminar Series

Next Up

Friday, September 29, 2017, 12:00-1:00pm
Natapow Room (1-9545)
Learning When and How to Say 'No' in Academic Medicine
Co-sponsored by Junior Women Research Faculty
Presenter:
Susan H. McDaniel, PhD
Dr. Laurie Sands Distinguished Professor of Families & Health
Family Medicine and Psychiatry
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12:30-1:30pm
​Combined Northeastern Room (1-9525 and 1-9535)
Oral Health Disparities and Access to Health Care
Presenter:
Sangeeta Gajendra, DDS, MPH, MS
Associate Professor of Dentistry, Public Health Sciences, and the Center for Community Health
Clinical Chief, Eastman Institute for Oral Health
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Check out our calendar to find other coming events.