Awards and Recognitions

The Sharon P. Clayborne Staff Diversity Award

About the Award

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. 

Harvard Medical School Diversity Statement

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.

Nomination Guidelines

The detailed information you provide us about your nominee is vital to the award selection process. Nominations may include an individual or a group of individuals who have demonstrated a significant commitment to enhancing diversity above and beyond the routine role and responsibilities. This might include developing models to advance diversity, achieving outcomes, increasing employment, supporting promotion, identifying funding, assisting in producing scholarly work and addressing issues of recruitment related to diversity.

Eligibility: Staff who work directly for HMS or HSDM. Staff members must receive a Harvard paycheck to be eligible for this award. Self nominations are accepted.

More Information


Terésa J. Carter
Program Manager
Career Development
Tel: 617-432-4697


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