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Office for Inclusion and Culture Development

Linda H. Chaudron, MD, MSDiversity and Inclusion at URMC - URMC cultivates 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, 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 and the medical school educational continuum.

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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January Diversity Seminar Series

Culturally Appropriate Healthcare for Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims in the American Context

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Saunders Research Building (SRB) Room 1.416

Presented by:
Sanjay Mathur, President
Hindu Temple of Rochester, NY

Tricia Pethic, MA
NYS Dept of Corrections and Community Supervision

C. Denise Yarbrough, BA, JD, MDiv, DMin
Director, Religious and Spiritual Life
University of Rochester
Interfaith Chapel

This seminar will discuss issues of importance to clinicians dealing with patients who are Hindu, Muslim or Sikh. Specifically, we will cover issues of religious and cultural etiquette that practitioners should know when giving medical care to these patients, many of whom are immigrants to this country and facing stresses due to that status, particularly in these difficult times. Issues such as gender segregation, end of life decision making, family and social dynamics for these communities will be discussed.

Please email Grace Fuller to register for this Diversity Seminar.


February Diversity Seminar Series

2017 Tana Grady-Weliky, MD, Lecture on Women and Diversity in Medicine


karin-muraszkoKarin Muraszko, MD
Chair and Julian T. Hoff, MD, Professor, Neurological Surgery
Professor, Neurological Surgery
Professor, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor, Plastic Surgery
University of Michigan Health System

Leadership Development in a Neurosurgical Residency

Friday, February 10, 2017
Class of '62 Auditorium (1-9425)

Reception and poster presentations following in Sarah Flaum Atrium.

Please email Grace Fuller to register for this Diversity session.

Check out our calendar to find other coming events.