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Dr. Linda ChaudronEmail Linda Chaudron, M.D., M.S.
Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Inclusion and Culture
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Pediatrics
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 706
Rochester, New York 14642
(585) 276-7652

Dr. John CullenJohn Cullen, Ph.D.

Professor of Clinical & Director of Diversity and Inclusion, CTSI
Associate Director, Susan B. Anthony Center
(585) 273-5253
(585) 273-2127

Princess FamePrincess J. Fame
Assistant to The Vice President and Senior Associate Dean
Box 706
Phone (585) 276-7650
Fax (585) 276-1580

Evelyn ParkerEvelyn Parker, M.S., C.D.P., C.A.P.M., L.S.S.W.B.
Program Administrator, URMC Diversity and Inclusion Education Programs
Box 706
(585) 276-7650

URMC Executive Committee on Diversity & Inclusion

This Committee brings together students, faculty, trainees and staff from the schools of medicine, dentistry and nursing as well as the clinical and research enterprises of the medical center to provide leadership and guidance in advancing the medical center's goal to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment that guides and transforms its approaches to healthcare, education, research, and community partnerships.

Members of the committee include:

John Cullen, Ph.D.
Inclusion, UR CTSI

Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.
Microbiology & Immunology

Robert Dirksen, Ph.D.
Pharmacology & Physiology

Kathy Gallucci
Human Resources, University of Rochester Medical Center

Mithra Gonzelez, M.D.

Clauden Louis, M.D., Resident
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Adrienne Morgan, Ph.D.
Inclusion and Culture Development | CACHED

Kathy Parrinello, R.N.
Directors' Offices, Strong Memorial Hospital

Joan Patterson
Financial Case Management

Eva Pressman, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Kathy Rideout, Ed.D., P.N.P.-B.C., F.N.A.P.
School of Nursing

Regina Robinson, R.N.
Nursing Practice Administration

Sharon Rowe
Nursing Practice - SMH

Gareth Warren, M.D.

Jonathan Wetherbee
School of Nursing

Women in Medicine and Science Advisory Committee

The Women in Medicine and Science Advisory Committee, established in 2016, meets monthly to identify areas for collaborative efforts, priorities for educational sessions, and to develop ideas around how the Inclusion and Culture Development Office can be most helpful both globally and at the departmental level throughout the medical center.

Members of the committee include:

Carla Casulo, M.D.
Medicine - Hematology/Oncology

Catherine Cerulli, Ph.D., J.D.
Psychiatry | Susan B. Anthony Center

Emma Ciafaloni, M.D.

Jennifer Gewandter, Ph.D.

Catherine Gracey, M.D.

Ronnie Guillet, M.D.
Pediatrics - Neonatology

Valerie Lang, M.D.

Vivian Lewis, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology | Provost's Office (University of Rochester)

Ania Majewska, Ph.D.

Catherine Ovitt, Ph.D.
Biomedical Genetics - Center for Oral Biology

Himabindu Vidula, M.D., M.S.
Medicine - Cardiology

Faculty Diversity Liaison Committee

The Office for Inclusion and Culture Development has established the Faculty Diversity Liaison Committee to enhance communication between the faculty and the medical school leadership.

UR Faculty Diversity Officers for URSMD

Jeffrey D. Alexis, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Catherine Cerulli, JD, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Susan B Anthony Center

Linda Chaudron, M.D., M.S.
Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Inclusion and Culture

UR Faculty Diversity Officers for UR SON

Mitchell Wharton, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing