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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

Kate Cerulli Honored for Empowering Women

Kate CerulliCatherine (Kate) Cerulli, director of the Susan B. Anthony Center and the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization, received the YWCA Empowering Women Award. She has worked on issues surrounding domestic violence and child abuse for more than 25 years. Read more...

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...


Diversity Seminar Series

Next up

Overcoming Health Disparities in the Seneca Nation

Shaela Maybee
Health Planner
Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country Grant Coordinator
Native Connections Project Director

Friday, November 18, 2016
Helen Wood Hall (HWH) 1W501 Fiaretti Room

Please email Grace Fuller to register for this diversity session.

Third Thursday Performing Arts and Culture

Next Up

Angel Jimerson (Seneca) with Ukelele

featuring Dr. Jefferson Svengsouk and Brittany Vetter
on Native flute

Thursday, November 17, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM
Sarah Flaum Atrium

Come enjoy this free concert series, open to all. Bring your own lunch. Desserts on us!

Check out our calendar to find other coming events.