Awards and Recognitions
The Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership manages six awards described below.
Dean's Community Service Award
Community service is an integral part of the missions of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In faithfulness to this commitment, the Dean’s Community Service Award was established in 1999 to recognize individuals whose dedication and commitment to community service have made a positive impact on the local, national, or international community.
Since the inception of the Dean’s Community Service Award, Harvard Medical School has recognized the contributions of 92 individuals and donated $1,000 to 87 organizations that serve our community. Ten faculty members have been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service.
Harvard Medical School is committed to the advancement of a work and educational environment that adds to diversity and encourages and sets the tone for inclusion. 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. In short, we raise the bar on excellence.
The Harold Amos Diversity Award has been established to recognize HMS/HSDM faculty (clinical, pre-clinical, research, administrative) who have made significant achievements in moving HMS/HSDM toward being a diverse and inclusive community. The Sharon P. Clayborne Staff Diversity Award has been established to recognize HMS/HSDM staff who have made significant achievements in moving HMS/HSDM toward being a diverse and inclusive community.
Equity Social Justice and Advocacy Award
The Equity Social Justice and Advocacy Award recognizes individuals at Harvard Medical School (HMS)/Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) and within the HMS/HSDM-affiliate community who advance equity, social justice, and advocacy - contributions that affirm the HMS mission, HMS community values, and medical professionalism. Health equity and social justice advocacy – whether directed at our patients, practices, institutions, systems, or society – are inherent in medicine’s professional ethos. The National Academy of Medicine identified “equitable” as one of the six domains of health care quality, and defined the aim of “equity” at the population level to include improving “health status… in a manner that reduces health disparities… .”
Excellence in Mentoring Awards
The Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School established the Excellence in Mentoring Awards to recognize the value of quality mentoring relationships and the impact they have on professional development and career advancement in basic/clinical medicine, research, teaching, and administration. Excellence in mentoring is recognized with the following Harvard Medical School awards:
- William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award
- A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award
- Young Mentor Award
Exceptional Institutional Service Awards
The Awards for Exceptional Service were established to recognize the value of service to the Harvard Medical School and/or Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The substantial contributions made by faculty and staff to institutional service are vital to advancing the missions of the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The Awards for Exceptional Service recognize and celebrate faculty and staff members whose exemplary contributions to the school(s) have set the standard for service at HMS/HSDM through their personal initiative to provide service and engaging others to do the same.
Exceptional Institutional Service is recognized with the following Harvard Medical School awards:
- Barbara J. McNeil Faculty Award for Exceptional Service to HMS/HSDM
- Daniel D. Federman Staff Award for Exceptional Service to HMS/HSDM
Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring
Harvard Medical School has established this mentoring award to recognize the efforts of a department, division, office or program to foster innovation and sustainability in mentoring while building a culture of mentoring. This award provides an opportunity to learn from successful formal mentoring programs and allow others in the community to adopt model programs, and is not intended to recognize individuals.