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Dean’s Community Service Award

Nomination period for 2019 Dean’s Community Service Award is now closed. 

The recipients will be announced in April 2019.

For questions: dicp_csaward@hms.harvard.edu

About the 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.

2018 Dean's Community Service Award Recipients


Li-Li Hsiao, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, BWH|
Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program

Laura G. Kehoe, MD, MPH, FASAM
Assistant Professor of Medicine, MGH
W.A.T.E.R.town~ Watertown Access To Education Resources and Treatment

Brian J. Swann, DDS, MPH|
Assistant Professor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, HSDM
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)

Erica T. Warner, ScD, MPH 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, MGH
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston


Daniel R. Ram, PhD
Research Fellow in Medicine, BIDMC
Fostering Hope

Emily Rosenberg, MD
Resident in Internal Medicine, BIDMC


Katherine Roche
HMS Class 2019 
Newton Athletes Unlimited

Constantine Tarabanis
HMS Class 2019 
Haptic Art


Joan Ilacqua
Project Archivist, Archives for Women in Medicine, Countway Library of Medicine, HMS
The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston


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Communities Served

Harvard Medical School donated $1,000 to support each of the community organizations listed here.

Award Information

The advisory committee for the Community Service Award will review the nominations and select at least one recipient for each of the four categories:

  • faculty member (instructor through professor)
  • trainee (house officers, post-doctoral fellows)
  • staff member
  • student

Harvard Medical School donates $1,000 to the organizations served by award recipients.

Nomination Guidelines

Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.

All nominations must be submitted online. 

We encourage you to nominate someone, whose commitment to and service in the community has made a positive impact on the lives of people locally, nationally or internationally. Self-nominations are accepted.

EXAMPLES of the types of involvement that the committee will consider may include, but are not limited to:

  • Service with an established community service organization or faith community that goes beyond what the agency considers to be as work of routine volunteer;
  • Creative effort to develop and/or sustain a new program within an existing service agency;
  • An overall commitment to service as shown by duration of involvement in one or more programs;
  • Development of a one-time service effort, such as an annual event or a disaster relief effort;
  • Helping to found a new independent service or program.

Eligibility Criteria for Each Award Category

Each nominee must meet one of the criteria below:

  • Faculty (instructor through professor) must be based at HMS/HSDM or any HMS-affiliated hospital or institution
  • Trainee must be a house officer, clinical, research or post-doctoral fellow based at HMS/HSDM or HMS-affiliated hospital or institution
  • Student must be enrolled at HMS/HSDM or under the HMS Division of Medical Sciences
  • Staff must work directly for HMS or HSDM (i.e., must receive a Harvard paycheck)

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here for frequently asked questions about the Dean's Community Service Award.

For more information please contact:

E-mail: dicp_csaward@hms.harvard.edu

Pinar Kilicci-Kret
Program Manager
Career Development
Tel: 617-432-1083



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