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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 Session2018 Paul M. Schyve 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

Annual Susan B. Anthony Legacy Awards Ceremony

The Susan B. Anthony Legacy Awards are over a 60-year tradition honoring exceptional women in the University of Rochester community where Ruth Lawrence and Suzannah Iadarola, both from the School of Medicine and Dentistry, will be honored with Women’s leadership awards. Read more...

8th Annual Tana Grady-Weliky Lecture featuring Dr. Reshma Jagsi 

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, Professor and Deputy Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan will raise awareness about the scope of gender inequities in academic medicine and provide education on how to recognize and handle sexual harassment. Read more...

Save the Date-  2019 Latino Healthcare Conference

The 2019 Latino Healthcare Conference will be held on April 1, 2019. More details to follow.

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.



Check out our calendar to find other coming events.