Office for Inclusion and Culture Development Diversity and Inclusion at URMC - URMC cultivates 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, 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 and the medical school educational continuum. 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 Resident Amber Robins Speaks Out About Being a Minority in Medicine University of Rochester School of Medicine graduate and resident in Family Medicine Amber Robins is doing a rotation in New York City with ABC News. She recently spoke out about her experience being an underrepresented minority doctor with ABC News. Vankee Lin is "Brilliant New Investigator" University of Rochester Assistant Professor of Nursing Feng (Vankee) Lin, PhD, RN, will be presented with the Brilliant New Investigator Award from the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) in September for her research focusing on cognitive decline in older populations and those at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Dr. Lin's upcoming honor was featured in @Rochester in August. Medina-Walpole Joins URMC's Roster of ELAM Fellows Annette Medina-Walppole, MD, has been selected for the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program at Drexel University for the 2016-17 academic year. The one-year fellowship focuses on leadership training for women in academic medicine. Dr. Medina-Walpole joins an impressive list of medical center women who have participated in the program, including Vivian Lewis, MD, (UR Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity) Linda Chaudron, MD, MS (URMC Associate Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Inclusion and Culture Development), and others. See the complete story in the Faculty@ archives. Other News News that may be of interest but is no longer current can be accessed at the Archived News page. Calendar Diversity Seminar Series Resumes September 1, 2016 with - Thursday, September 1, 2016, 12:00-1:00 PM Class of '62 Auditorium Augustus A. White, III, MD Harvard Medical School Director, Culturally Competent Education Program Ellen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished Professor of Medical Education Former Director, Oliver Wendell Holmes Society Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Dr. White is the author of the book Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Healthcare. Title: What Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Want Us to Know About Health Care Disparities Reception following with book signing in the Natapow Room (1-9545) Please email Grace Fuller to register for this lecture and reception. Check out our calendar to find other coming events.