Office for Inclusion and Culture
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.
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
2019 URSMD Faculty Diversity Award Recipient
Adrienne L. Morgan, Ph.D. (She, Her, Hers)
Assistant Dean for Medical Education Diversity and Inclusion
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 Adrienne_Morgan@urmc.rochester.edu 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