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 Did Caitlyn Jenner Help or Hinder the Trans Revolution? John Cullen, PhD, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Clinical & Translational Science Institute and Coordinator of Outreach for the Susan B. Anthony Center, is lead author on a Newsweek article addressing the question of whether Caitlyn Jenner's transition has helped or hindered the public's perceptions and opinions of transgender people. Dr. Cullen concludes, along with his co-author Nick Kasper '17, a program assistant at the Susan B. Anthony Center, that it has done both. Read the Newsweek article for more details. Nominations Being Accepted for 2016 URSMD Faculty Diversity Award The URMC Office for Inclusion and Culture Development announces the annual call for nominations for the URSMD Faculty Diversity Award. The award recognizes the exceptional contributions and accomplishments of medical school faculty whose efforts foster a diverse and inclusive medical school community. If you know of a UR School of Medicine faculty member who you would like to recommend for the award, nomination instructions with a description, eligibility requirements and the nomination process can be found on the Inclusion and Culture Development website. Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, June 29, 2016. All faculty, fellows, residents, staff and students are encouraged to recommend deserving faculty members to their chairs, division or unit directors, residency directors or deans. Please contact Dr. Linda Chaudron with any questions. Resident Amber Robins Spotlighted in Family Medicine Newsletter Amber Robins, MD, a resident in the URMC Department of Family Medicine, was recently highlighted in the department's newsletter. Dr. Robins is active in the URMC Association of Minority Residents and Fellows and has a special interest in health communication and diversity in medicine. The complete Resident Spotlight article is available online. 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 Resuming in September 2016 SAVE-the-DATE 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.