Award of Excellence for Promoting Inclusion and Cultural Diversity

This honorary award acknowledges individuals whose actions, example and efforts contribute to a respectful and supportive environment at the university and in the Western New York community.

2020 Awardees

Paul Knight.

Paul Knight III, MD, PhD, faculty award.

Rabheh Abdul Aziz.

Rabheh Abdul Aziz, MD, faculty award.

Fazeelah Ibrahim.

Fazeelah Ibrahim, MD, PGY-2 family medicine, medical resident award.

Omolara Ann Oluloro.

Omolara Ann Oluloro, MD, PGY-4 obstetrics and gynecology, medical resident award.

Shawn Gibson.

Shawn Gibson, MD ‘22, medical student award.

Melissa Sloley.

Melissa Sloley, MD ‘23, medical student award.

Lewis Wong.

Lewis Wong, MD ‘21, medical student award.

Jamal Williams.

Jamal Williams, PhD candidate, PhD doctoral student award.

Anyango Kamina.

Anyango Kamina, PhD, staff award.

Timothy Murphy.

Timothy Murphy, MD, community service award.

Jennifer Surtees, PhD, community service award.

A diverse and inclusive campus community enhances excellence in research and academic medicine by broadening and strengthening teaching, learning and scholarship. If you actively work to create a welcoming climate of respect and inclusiveness, you may be a good candidate for the Award of Excellence for Promoting Inclusion and Cultural Diversity.

The awards are presented by the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement.

Eligibility

Awards are given annually to recipients in each the following categories:

  • Medical students or students in the MD/PhD program
  • Medical residents
  • Predoctoral students
  • Clinical or basic sciences faculty
  • Staff
  • Community service award for faculty members in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences who have made significant contributions to support equity and social justice in Western New York.

Previous recipients are not eligible for nomination.

All nominees must be a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Senior Associate Deans and department chairs are not eligible to be nominated for the Faculty Award of Excellence.

Nominators

Faculty, residents, students and staff may nominate individuals deserving of these awards. Self nominations are also acceptable.

Nominations Closed

Nominations for the Award of Excellence for Promoting Inclusion and Cultural Diversity are closed.

Information for the 2022 nominations will be posted as they are made available.

Award Ceremony

Awards are presented during the Jacobs School’s annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Awards ceremony following the Stockton Kimball Lecture.

Prior Recipients

Contact

Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Dubocovich, Margarita

Margarita Dubocovich, PhD, FASPET, FACNP

SUNY Distinguished Professor; Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology; Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

955 Main Street (Room 3212) Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-4719/(716) 829-

Email: mdubo@buffalo.edu