Friday, March 21, 2014

MGH physicians receive Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award

VALUING DIVERSITY: Winifred Williams, MD, chair of the Diversity Awards Advisory Committee, Styer and Cho
(Photo courtesy of Jeff Thiebauth)

Three MGHers have been awarded Harvard Medical School’s Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award: Aaron Styer, MD, associate director of the Basic Science Research Program for the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship, Marcela del Carmen, MD, gynecologic oncologist – both in the MGH Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – and Tracey Cho, MD, associate director of the Neurology-Infectious Diseases Program in the Department of Neurology.

The award is named for Professor Harold Amos, a renowned microbiologist, who was the first African-American department chair at Harvard Medical School and taught at the school for nearly 50 years. It was established to recognize individuals who promote diversity and have made significant achievements in moving the institution toward being a diverse and inclusive community.

“It is indeed an honor to be one of the recipients of the Amos Award,” said del Carmen following the March 13 awards ceremony at Harvard Medical School. “I am grateful to Dr. Isaac Schiff (chief of the Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the department’s leadership in their support of our diversity program and efforts.”

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