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URMC / Office for Inclusion and Culture Development

Office for Inclusion and Culture Development

Linda H. Chaudron, MD, MSDiversity 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

Neurosurgery Resident Earns Award from Black Physicians Network

Dr. Clifford PierreDr. Clifford Pierre, resident in Neurosurgery, was honored with the Francis J. Clement, CFP Making a Difference Award at the Starlight Gala of the Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester on September 24. Dr. Pierre was cited for his active community outreach and mentorship of minority populations as well as several other notable endeavors. Read more...

Dr. LaRon Nelson Receives International Honor

Dr. LaRon NelsonDr. LaRon Nelson, Assistant Professor of Nursing, has been selected as the Ontario HIV Treatment Network's (OHTN) inaugural Research Chair in HIV Program Science for African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Communities. Dr. Nelson was selected, along with two others, for his "unique vision for improved HIV care," according to Tony Di Pede, chair of the OHTN Board of Directors. Read more...

International Award Named for Dr. Ruth Lawrence

Dr. Ruth LawrenceThe International Conference on Human Milk Science recently named an annual research award in honor of Dr. Ruth A. Lawrence, Distinguished Alumna Professor of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Story appears in the September 22, 2016, issue of Faculty@.

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Read about the University's efforts to create a more diverse campus and minimize health care disparity.


Other News

News that may be of interest but is no longer current can be accessed at the Archived News page.


Diversity Seminar Series

Next up, two lectures with -

Dr. Holly Atkinson

Holly G. Atkinson, MD, FACP, FAMWA

CUNY School of Medicine, NYC
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Distinguished Medical Lecturer and Medical Student Advisor, CUNY
Adjunct Professor, Medical Education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:00-7:00PM
Class of '62 Auditorium

Title: On the Front Lines: The Role of Healthcare Professionals in Addressing Human Trafficking

Friday, October 14, 2016, 12:00-1:00PM
Class of '62 Auditorium

Title: The Fierce Urgency of Now: Healthcare Professionals Role in Promoting Health and Social Justice

Please email Grace Fuller to register for either of these important lectures.

Check out our calendar to find other coming events.