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Harvard Medical School is committed to the advancement of a work and educational environment that adds to diversity and sets the tone for inclusion.


 2023 DIVERSITY AWARDS CEREMONY & HOWARD, DORSEY, STILL LECTURE  WILL BE HELD: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2023

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About the Award

Through inclusion, we nurture diversity of thought, diversity in education and research, and diversity in areas such as culture, race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, age, and disabilities.

Nominations may include an individual or a group of individuals who have demonstrated a significant commitment to enhancing diversity above and beyond their routine role and responsibilities.

Harvard Medical School is committed to advancing a work and educational environment that embraces diversity and promotes and sets the tone for inclusion.

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The Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award

The Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award has been established to recognize and celebrate faculty (clinical, pre-clinical, research, administrative) of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine who have made exceptional efforts in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

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The Sharon P. Clayborne Staff Diversity Award

The Sharon P. Clayborne Staff Diversity Award has been established to recognize and celebrate staff members of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine who have made exceptional efforts in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

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2023 Diversity Awards Recipients

Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award

Michelle Joseph, MBBS, BSc, MSc, FRCS, PhD
Instructor in Global Health and Social Medicine
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon

Sophia C. Kamran, MD
HMS Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Department of Radiation Oncology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Group/Program Diversity Award

Black Staff Caucus, Longwood Medical Campus
Program Leaders:
Ahmed Mohammed
Director, Talent Acquisition
Department of Human Resources
Harvard Medical School

June Zammett
Director of Academic Appointments and Data Strategy
Office of Faculty Affairs
Harvard Medical School

MGH Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Program Leader:
Beverly Moy, MD, MPH
HMS Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Clinical Director, Breast Oncology Program
Director, Cancer Equity
Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Past Award Recipients

DIVERSITY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Kevin B. Churchwell, MD
President and CEO, Boston Children's Hospital
HMS, Robert and Dana Smith Associate Professor of Anaesthesia

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

A. Enrique Caballero, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Faculty Director of International Innovation Programs
Office for External Education, HMS
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Joshua C. Ellis, MD
HMS, Instructor in Emergency Medicine
Director of Recruitment
BIDMC Emergency Medicine Residency
Department of Emergency Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Christopher D. Harvey, PhD
HMS, Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School

Taralyn M. Tan, PhD
Director of Education in Neurobiology
HMS, Lecturer
Program in Neuroscience
Harvard Medical School

SHARON P. CLAYBORNE STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

Paula S. Atkeson, BS, MPH
Player Engagement and Outreach Project Coordinator
Football Player's Health Study at Harvard University
Clinical and Translational Science Center
Harvard Medical School

Judith Vance, BS, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources
Department of Human Resources
Harvard School of Dental Medicine

DIVERSITY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Susanne E. Churchill, PhD
Instructor in Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

Fidencio Saldana, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dennis Spencer, MD, PhD
Instructor in Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital

Valerie E. Stone, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Program Leaders

Sidhu  Gangadharan, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Surgery

Anne Fabrizio, MD
Instructor in Surgery

SHARON P. CLAYBORNE STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

James (Jim) Gould, PhD
Director
Office for Post-Doctoral Programs and Services, Harvard Medical School

Kari Hannibal
Senior Administrator in the Office of Scholarly Engagement
Program in Medical Education, Harvard Medical School

Gilianne Jawahir
Educational Quality Improvement Coordinator
Program in Medical Education, Harvard Medical School

DIVERSITY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

S. Jean Emans, MD
Mary Ellen Avery Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

Hermioni L. Amonoo, MD, MPP
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Allison S. Bryant Mantha, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital                                                    

Corey Harwell, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

SHARON P. CLAYBORNE STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

Denise Brown
Staff Assistant, Program in Medical Education, Harvard Medical School

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

Stephen Blacklow, MD, PhD
Gustavus Adolphus Pfeiffer Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, HMS

Mayra Lorenzo, MD, PhD
Instructor in Dermatology, MGH

Monica Mendiola, MD
Instructor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, BIDMC

David Van Vactor Jr., PhD
Professor of Cell Biology, HMS

Latino Mental Health Program, CHA

Leaders of the Program

Silvia Halperin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry

Soledad Vera, PhD
Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry

SHARON P. CLAYBORNE STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

Karina Gonzalez Herrera, PhD
Assistant Director of Diversity and Minority Affairs, Division of Medical Sciences

Joan Ilacqua
Archivist for Diversity and Inclusion, Countway Library of Medicine Center for the History of Medicine

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

James Brink, MD
Juan M. Taveras Professor of Radiology, MGH

Aaronson Chew, PhD
Instructor in Psychiatry, CHA

Emily Oken, MD, MPH
Professor of Population Medicine, HMS, HPHCI

Eli Peli, MSc, OD
Professor of Ophthalmology, MEE

Rosalind A. Segal, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurobiology, DFCI

SHARON P. CLAYBORNE STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

Hibo Abdi
Faculty Promotions Coordinator, Office for Faculty of Affairs, HMS

Jonathan I. Matsui, PhD
Senior Program Director for Faculty Appointments, Office for Faculty of Affairs, HMS

Ariadne I. Valsamis, EdM
Senior Director, Principal and Major Gifts, Office for Alumni Affairs and Development, HMS

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA
Instructor of Medicine and Pediatrics, MGH

Ravi I. Thadhani, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, MGH

SHARON P. CLAYBORNE STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

Susan L. Dale
Chief of Staff to Dean Jeffrey Flier, HMS

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

Cheri Blauwet, MD
Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding

Marshall Forstein, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance

Dennis Norman, EdD
Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, MGH

SHARON P. CLAYBORNE STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

Sabune Winkler, JD
Director, Regulatory Affairs Operations, Clinical and Translational Science Center, HMS

Ruy Mendonca
Animal Technician II, Harvard Center for Comparative Medicine, HMS

DIVERSITY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Winfred W. Williams, Jr., MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, MGH

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

Michael E. Greenberg, PhD
Nathan Marsh Pusey Professor of Neurobiology, HMS

Christopher S. Lathan MD, MS, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, DFCI

Michael B. Leslie, MD
Instructor in Psychiatry, McLean

Ranna I. Parekh, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, MGH

Executive Committee of the Program for Research Assistant Development and Achievement (PRADA) ~ acknowledging, in particular, the work of:

Robert Li Kitts, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, BCH

SHARON P. CLAYBORNE STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

Barbara B. Sweeny
Program Coordinator, Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs, Program in Medical Education, HMS

DIVERSITY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Alvin F. Poussaint, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs, and Director, Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs, HMS

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

Jose R. Romero, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, BWH

Brian J. Swann, DDS, MPH
Instructor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, HSDM

MGH Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Diversity Action and Implementation Advisory Committee ~ acknowledging, in particular, the work of:

Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, MGH

Aaron K. Styer, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, MGH

Partners Neurology Residency Program ~ acknowledging, in particular, the work of:

Tracey A. Cho, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, MGH

Tracey A. Milligan, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, BWH

SHARON P. CLAYBORNE STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

Rhuel P. Worrell, BS
Manager, Custodial Services, HMS

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

Christopher AhnAllen, PhD
Instructor in Psychiatry, VAMC

Nicte Mejia, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, MGH

Romesh Nalliah, BDS
Instructor in Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences, HSDM

Valerie Ward, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Radiology, BCH

SHARON P. CLAYBORNE STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

Catherine Lane
Assistant Dean of Clinical Operations, HSDM

In the News:

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

Sherri-Ann M. Burnett-Bowie, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, MGH

George L. King, MD
Professor of Medicine, JDC

Sylvie Le Gall, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, MGH

Mary Frances Lopez, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, CHB

DeWayne M. Pursley, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, BIDMC

Andrew L. Warshaw, MD
W. Gerald Austen Distinguished Professor of Surgery,  MGH

SHARON P. CLAYBORNE STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

Joint Committee on the Status of Women

In the News:

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

Albert M. Galaburda, MD
Emily Fisher Landau Professor of Neurology, BIDMC

Graham T. McMahon, MD, MSSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine, BWH

Selwyn O. Rogers, Jr., MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, BWH

Thomas D. Sequist, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, BWH

Cambridge Health Alliance Department of Psychiatry - acknowledging, in particular, the work of:

Margarita Alegria, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, CHA

Jack D. Burke, Jr, MD
Professory of Psychiatry, CHA

Cambridge Health wins Harvard Diversity Award
"The Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) has been named the recipient of the 2010 Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award presented by Harvard Medical School (HMS). This marks the first time an entire group of faculty has won the award, which recognizes those who have made significant achievements to help HMS become a more diverse and inclusive community." -- Boston.com, May 6, 2011
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SHARON P. CLAYBORNE STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

The Haiti Relief Committee:

Maria S. Bollinger
Staff Assistant, HMS

Shannon Campbell, BS
HR Coordinator, HMS

Patrick S. Casky, BS
Senior Research Officer, Wyss Institute

Elle K. Hanson
Employment Coordinator, HSPH

Michael Piantigini, BS
Financial Associate, HMS

Jennifer Sarbahi
Web Editor, HMS

Kim Serrecchia, MA
Project Manager, HMS

Nadege Volcy, MA
Senior Cost Analyst, HMS

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

Jessica Henderson Daniel
Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, CHB

Sanjay Gulati
Instructor in Psychiatry, CHA

Peter Slavin
Professor of Health Care Policy, President, MGH

Jocelyn Spragg
Lecturer on Medicine, HMS

SHARON P. CLAYBORNE STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

Ingrid Pabon
Administrative Manager, HMS

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

Barbara Bierer
Professor of Medicine, BWH

Karen Emmons
Deputy Director of the Center for Community-Based Research, DFCI

Alexander Green
Assistant Professor of Medicine, MGH

Jennifer Potter
Associate Professor of Medicine, BIDMC

SHARON P. CLAYBORNE STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

Ricardo Espada
IT-Support Associate I, HMS

Leon Eisenberg
The Maude and Lillian Presley, Professor of Social Medicine, Emeritus, HMS

Edwin Furshpan
Robert Henry Pfeifer Professor of Neurobiology, Emeritus, HMS

Edward Kravitz
George Packer Berry Professor of Neurobiology, HMS

David Potter
Robert Winthrop Professor of Neurobiology, Emeritus, HMS

Marshall Wolf
Robert Winthrop Professor of Neurobiology, Emeritus, HMS

Note: There was a hiatus for years 2003-2006

DIVERSITY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Howard Hiatt
Professor of Medicine, BWH

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

Judy Bigby
Associate Professor of Medicine, BWH

SHARON P. CLAYBORNE STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

Sheila Salamone
Director of Curriculum Operations, HMS

DIVERSITY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Leon Eisenberg
The Maude and Lillian Presley, Professor of Social Medicine, Emeritus, HMS

David Potter
Robert Winthrop Professor of Neurobiology, Emeritus, HMS

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

Ernesto Gonzalez
Professor of Dermatology, MGH

SHARON P. CLAYBORNE STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

Monica Tecca
Staff Assistant, HMS

DEPARTMENT DIVERSITY AWARD

Information Technology, HMS

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

Johnye Ballenger
Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics, CHB

HMS/HSDM STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

Beth Beighlie
Digital Imaging Coordinator, HMS

Mary Cassesso
Dean for Administration and Finance, HSDM

HAROLD AMOS FACULTY DIVERSITY AWARD

Harold Amos
Emeritus Professor of Microbiology, HMS

HMS/HSDM STAFF DIVERSITY AWARD

Rosa Soler
Program Director, HMS

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Career Development,
Office for Diversity and Community Partnership

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