Satcher Awards recognize local community health contributions

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – Three University of Rochester Medical Center faculty and staff members will be honored for their contributions to advancing community health and health equity in the Rochester region.

The 13th annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards will take place on Monday, April 4 at 12:00 p.m., virtually on Zoom. To register for the event, click here.

The free event is presented by the Center for Community Health and Prevention of the URMC and will feature Sidney Hankerson, M.D., M.B.A. to present the keynote address. He is a nationally-recognized expert in faith-based mental health services research.

Hankerson’s presentation “Leveraging Community Engagement to Promote Mental Health Equity” will focus on reducing racial and ethnic disparities in mental health treatment by partnering with faith-based organizations.

To find out more, please visit the URMC website.

Here are the award recipients for 2022:

Senior Faculty Awardee:

Catherine Cerulli, J.D., Ph.D., is a professor of Psychiatry and director of the Susan B. Anthony Center, as well as the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization.

Junior Faculty Awardee:

Suzie Noronha, M.D., is an associate professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and director of the pediatric sickle cell program at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Staff Awardee:

Kelly McDermott, M.S., is the community liaison for The Hoekelman Center at Golisano Children’s Hospital.