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Office for Inclusion and Culture

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 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
Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Inclusion and Culture 

Current News                      

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 click here for more information.

Published on July 22, 2019

The URMC Office for Inclusion and Culture present 

2020 Tana Grady-Weliky, MD
Lecture on Women and Diversity in Medicine

(part of the 2019-2020 Diversity Seminar Series)
Dr. Deborah German
Deborah German, MD
Vice President for Health Affairs and Founding Dean of the College of Medicine
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

      "Leadership and the Future of Academic Medicine:  What Will it Take?"

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 12:00–1:00 pm | Class of ‘62 Auditorium (1-9425)

RSVP appreciated for Reception, please email:  

You may direct any questions to the Office for Inclusion and Culture at:


Save-the-Date Conference - for Healthcare and Research with Underserved

Populations: Context, Challenges and Change 
                                                            sponsored by the Office for Inclusion and Culture
                                                                             Wednesday, April 22, 2020
                                                                             7:30 am - 3:30 pm | URMC
The URMC Office for Inclusion and Culture and the Eastman School of Music presents
2020 Third Thursdays Performing Arts and Culture Series: Every 3rd Thursday of the month (September - May)  
Location: Sarah Flaum Atrium | 12:00-1:00 PM | Bring your own lunch Cookies and coffee on us!
January 16, 
February 20
March 19
April 16
May 21
September 17
October 15
November 19
December 17