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Programs for Children Center Stage at Satcher Awards Ceremony

Monday, March 21, 2011

David Satcher, M.D.

The second annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards will be presented by the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Center for Community Health at 5:45 p.m. tonight (Monday, March 21) in the Class of ’62 Auditorium.

In their second year, the community health improvement awards distinguish individuals who have made significant contributions to community health in the greater Rochester region through research, education, clinical services and outreach efforts. The awards reflect URMC’s mission to continue to develop and expand university-community partnerships that support participatory research and interventions that reduce health disparities and improve the community’s health.

The awards are named in honor of the 16th Surgeon General of the United States, who completed his residency at URMC in the 1970s. Satcher has gone on to become a leading voice in the field of public health and has dedicated his career to improving public health policy.

“We are extremely proud to count those recognized with the 2011 awards as partners in our quest to make our community one of the healthiest in the nation,” said Nancy M. Bennett, M.D., director of the Center for Community Health. “Their commitment to Rochester’s health, and their limitless energy to work hand-in-hand with community allies who share that same vision, will continue to make a difference, increasing community services and community-based research to improve health one person, one program, and one policy at a time.”

“The individuals and partners honored this year are shining examples of the spirit of academic and community collaboration,” said Bradford C. Berk, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center. “We are pleased to recognize the work that has made such a significant impact on our region.”

The Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards recipients for 2011:  

The awards event also features a special grand rounds lecture by the University of Illinois’s Cynthia (Cee) Barnes-Boyd, R.N., M.S.N., Ph.D., one of the most innovative thinkers in the field of community health. Her talk, “Keeping it Real: Creating and Sustaining Authentic University/Community Partnerships,” relayed her unique perspectives on maintaining vibrant university/community interventions to address health needs, disparities and barriers.

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