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Awards & Recognition

URSMD Diversity Awards

We are pleased to announce our annual call for nominations for the URSMD Faculty Diversity Award. The award was established in 2013 to recognize the exceptional contributions and accomplishments of SMD faculty whose efforts foster a diverse and inclusive medical school community. We also honor the exceptional efforts of SMD trainees in contributing to diversity, inclusion and equity efforts with the URSMD Trainee Diversity Award.

2021 URSMD Faculty Diversity Award Recipient

Anapaula Cupertino, PhDAnapaula Cupertino, PhD
Professor of Public Health Sciences and Oncology
Associate Director of Community Outreach, Engagement, and Disparities,
Wilmot Cancer Institute

Past Recipients

  • Addisu Mesfin, MD (2020) - Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
  • Adrienne L. Morgan, PhD (2019) - Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Timothy D. Dye, PhD (2018), 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

2021 URSMD Trainee Diversity Award Recipient

Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering

Some of the founding members of the Rochester Chapter of the Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering. 

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.

There were two recipients of the 2020 University of Rochester Presidential Diversity Award. The first is Caroline Nestro `18W (PhD), a Senior Associate and Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Engagement in the Department of Psychiatry as well as the director of the department’s Office of Mental Health Promotion. The second recipient is Kit Miller, Director of the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence.

Recent recipients from the University of Rochester Medical Center have included Myra Henry, Senior Director of Administrative Services (2019), Commission on Women & Gender Equity in Academia (2019), 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