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Awards and Recognition

 2019 URSMD Faculty Diversity Award Recipient

Adrienne Morgan
Adrienne L. Morgan, Ph.D. (She, Her, Hers)
Assistant Dean for Medical Education Diversity and Inclusion
Senior Director

Past recipients have included:

  • Timothy D. Dye, PhD., Associate Chair, Research - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Public Health Sciences, Department of Pediatrics. 
  • Catherine Cerulli, JD, PhD (2017)
    Professor - Department of Psychiatry
  • Diane S. Morse, MD (2016)
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine
    Director, Women's Initiative Supporting Health (WISH)
  • Brenda D. Lee, MEd (2015)
    Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs
    Assistant Professor, Medical Humanities and Bioethics
  • Nancy Chin, PhD, MPH (2014)
    Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences, and Medical Humanities and Bioethics
  • Kevin A. Fiscella, MD, MPH (2013)
    Professor of Family Medicine
  • Jonathan W. Mink, MD, PhD (2013)
    Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Pediatrics

Need recommendations for Nominations for the 2020 URSMD Faculty Diversity Award.

Time for the annual call for nominations for the SMD Faculty Diversity Award.  The award was established in 2013 to recognize the exceptional contributions and accomplishments of medical school faculty whose efforts foster a diverse and inclusive medical school community. 

Review the URSMD Faculty Diversity Award link URSMD-Faculty-Diversity-Award-Information for eligibility requirements and the nomination process. Nominations will be accepted through June 19, 2020. Please send nominations to

Please contact Dr. Linda Chaudron with any questions.


Other Recognition

University of Rochester Presidential Diversity Award

The University of Rochester Presidential Diversity Award recognizes faculty, staff, students, units, departments, or other functional teams of the university or graduates of the university that contribute to diversity and inclusion through exemplary leadership.

2019 recipients for the U of R Presidential Diversity Award first is Myra Henry, Senior Director of Administrative Services who embodies Meliora with her commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion in both her professional efforts and personal live, becoming an important voice in shaping the University's values and practices. The second winner is the Commission on Women & Gender Equity in Academia they worked throughout the 2017-2018 academic year to evaluate campus policies & procedures, as well as to identify areas for improvement based on extensive input from the community, scientific literature and best practice review as will as collaboration with members of the University administration.

Recent recipients from the University of Rochester Medical Center have included Jonathan Wetherbee, Administrator, SON (2018), Gina Culyer, MD (2017), Kathy Rideout, EdD, PNP-BC, FNAP, John P Cullen, PhD (2014), Lynn Maquat, PhD (2013), and the URMC Teen Health and Success Program led by Suzanne Piotrowski, MD (2013).

Black Physicians Gala Awards:

Francis J. Clement Black Physicians Network Scholarship - Dr. Adrienne Morgan
Making A Difference Award, Physician - Dr. Ruby Belton
Making A Difference Award, Community Member - Mr. Francis J. Clement, CFP
Emergency Funding Scholarship - Treyc Terry