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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

Current News

Rizk Jones Poster SessionPaul M. Schyve Center for Bioethics Summer Medical Student Fellows 

Nina Rizk, MS2 and Shaunpaul Jones, MS2 present their research poster "Forum Theater: A Teaching Tool for Creating Appropriate Responses to the Racist Patient" at the 2018 Medical Student Poster Session. Read more...

Dr. Timothy D. Dye2018 URSMD Faculty Diversity Award

Timothy D. Dye, PhD., receives the 2018 University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Faculty Diversity Award for his commitment to diverse, and often underserved, communities and his success in actively recruiting a diverse and multicultural research group.  Read more... 

Upcoming Events


Strengthening Latino Health: 2019 Latino Health and Health Disparities Conference ~ Fonrtaleciendo La Salud Latina: Conferencia de Salud Latina 2019

The 2019 Latino Healthcare Conference will be held on April 1, 2019.

Monday APRIL 1, 2019

  • Hear from national experts in Latino health and health care
  • Learn about the diversity within the Latino Community
  • Learn about cultural beliefs and practices that impact health and healthcare choices
  • Learn about mental health and substance abuse issues and interventions with culturally informed practices and approaches

Celebrating Diversity Poster Event

An exhibit highlighting the broad range of diversity activities and resources across URMC's missions-clinical, education, research and community. The Diversity Poster Event will be held on April 24, 2019.

If you would like to submit a poster please email

Deadline to submit a poster will be April 12th.



Check out our calendar to find other coming events.