Forbes Ranks the University of Rochester Medical Center for Diversity
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
The University of Rochester Medical Center is included in Forbes’ annual list of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity.” The list highlights 500 employers most identified by employees as being dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Those on the list have the most diverse boards, as well as the most proactive diversity and inclusion initiatives.
“This is an honor and a sign that, although there is much work to do, we’re moving toward a more inclusive future,” says Mark Taubman, MD, CEO, University of Rochester Medical Center and Dean, School of Medicine and Dentistry. Taubman adds, “The Equity and Anti-Racism Action Plan is our blueprint for making this institution the employer and healthcare provider of choice.”
The magazine notes that more employers are promoting diversity on their websites. In fact, Forbes says 60 percent of those on the list address their initiatives online compared to 46 percent from last year at this time.Read More: Forbes Ranks the University of Rochester Medical Center for Diversity
Blumoff Greenberg Named Interim Associate Dean
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Katherine Blumoff Greenberg, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology and vice chair for diversity and development in the Department of Pediatrics in the University of Rochester Medical Center has been named interim associate dean for equity, diversity & inclusion for the Office of Equity & Inclusion at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
In her new role, Greenberg will be responsible for growing awareness and improving students, staff, and faculty capacities to address equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) issues and align strategic initiatives with the University’s Office of Equity and Inclusion. Greenberg will report to Adrienne Morgan, associate vice president for equity and inclusion and senior associate dean for equity and inclusion at the School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD).
“Dr. Greenberg has a heart for service and will be such an asset to the SMD Office of Equity and Inclusion,” says Morgan. “She understands the critical role of diversity and inclusion in delivering the very best healthcare.”
Greenberg will also be responsible for collaborating with University and Medical Center stakeholders to develop and carry out EDI initiatives that contribute to the institutional priorities laid out by Mercedes Ramírez Fernández, the University’s Richard Feldman Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer. Many of those initiatives will be informed by the Medical Center’s Equity and Anti-racism Action Plan, including efforts to recruit and retain diverse faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and learners.
“I am deeply honored to fill this leadership position. I have always been drawn to medical education, and to supporting trainees and junior faculty; positively impacting the earliest parts of trainees’ careers can have lifelong implications,” Greenberg says.
Greenberg is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.