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Office of Equity and Inclusion

Diversity 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.

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Evelyn ParkerEvelyn Parker, MS has been appointed Director for Learner Inclusion and Culture for the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Ms. Parker will lead the Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity focusing on recruitment and retention efforts for medical students from diverse backgrounds, supporting the medical student affinity groups and overseeing medical student pipeline programs. She will also assist the graduate medical education programs in their recruitment and retention efforts, support the Association of Minority Residents and Fellows and be a resource to students in SMD graduate education and in the School of Nursing.

2019 URSMD Faculty Diversity Award Recipient

Adrienne Morgan

Adrienne L. Morgan, Ph.D. (She, Her, Hers)
Assistant Dean for Medical Education Diversity and Inclusion
Senior Director

Program Helps Local Youth 'STEP' up to Medicine

Sometimes it just takes one day at a medical center to inspire a teenager to go into medicine. Other times, it confirms that it’s not for them. No matter the path, one longstanding program at the School of Medicine and Dentistry is giving local middle and high school students the opportunity to decide for themselves.

“It’s a win win either way,” says Adrienne Morgan, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Medical Education Diversity and Inclusion and director of the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP), a state grant-funded program for students who are economically disadvantaged or from backgrounds historically underrepresented in medicine.

Want to know how you can help? Email to pitch your idea. If you know a student who may want to apply to the program, see the High School and Undergraduate Programs page for more information.

Published on July 22, 2019