This year's 2018 Diversity award winners were announced during Diversity Awards Ceremony and Reception on April 23rd, 2018.
2018 Dean's Diversity and Dean's Diversity and Healthcare Disparity Research Awards
The inaugural Dean’s Diversity and Healthcare Disparity Research Awards supports excellence in research to improve the health of underrepresented minorities and/or reduce health disparities in healthcare systems and in clinical settings, either locally or globally.
Peter Kennel, Lauren Kelly, & Robert White
Medical/Graduate Student Awardees:
& Rachel Umans
Faculty Award Awardees:
Jessica Ancker, Jennifer Downs
, Erica Phillps, &
, Fontasha Powell, & Mavee Witherspoon
2018 Pioneers in Diversity Awards and Laurie H. Glimcher MD Award
Ida Sophia Scudder MD Award – Rolake Alabi and Eric Kutscher
The Ida Sophia Scudder, M.D. Award for Excellence in Public Service recognizes an MD, PhD, MD-PhD, or PA student who has made significant contributions in the field of community service and providing care to the underserved.
Bruce Laine Ballard MD Award – Dr. Anthony Ogedegbe
The Bruce Laine Ballard, M.D. Award for Excellence in Mentorship is presented to a faculty member who demonstrates a commitment to improving student life and to fostering a nurturing and supportive environment where students are able to thrive and succeed.
Administrative Staff Award – Sharon Brooks
The Administrative Staff Award recognizes staff members who embody the spirit of cultural diversity and service. This award honors staff members who have gone beyond the call of duty to make sure the environment is inclusive, engaging and welcoming, and whose efforts may often go unnoticed.
Louis Wade Sullivan MD Award – Dr. Maurice Hinson
The Louis Wade Sullivan, M.D. Award for Excellence in Public Health Advocacy honors a resident or postdoctoral fellow who has been an outspoken champion for health promotion and a public health advocate, especially for medically underserved populations.
Laurie H. Glimcher MD Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty - Dr. Mary Charlson
The Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty was established by Dr. Glimcher, Former Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine, to address the under-representation of women in leadership positions in medicine by acknowledging superb women mentors.