Dean’s Community Service Award
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.
2019 Dean's Community Service Award Recipients
Miles G. Cunningham, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, McLean, HMS
Katherine Peeler, MD
Instructor in Pediatrics, BCH
Physicians for Human Rights
Jennifer K. Tan, MD
Instructor in Dermatology, MGH
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Mohamed M. Aburawi, MB, BS
Research Fellow in Surgery, MGH
Jeremy A. Goss, MD
Research Fellow in Surgery, BCH
The Link Market
Charles G. Rickert, MD, PhD
Clinical Fellow in Surgery, MGH
Surgery Community Health Team, MGH Surgery Department
HMS Class of 2020
Brookline American Legion
HMS Class of 2020
Logan Briggs, Chase Marso, Mike Seward, Derek Soled
HMS Class of 2021
Medicine in Motion
Ellen Levine, MA
Administrative Coordinator, Armenise-Harvard Foundation, HMS
International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation
Philip Trevvett, MA
Content Curator, Clinical and Translational Science Center, HMS
Urban Greens Food Co-op
In the News
Harvard Medical School donated $1,000 to support each of the community organizations listed here.
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
Harvard Medical School donates $1,000 to the organizations served by award recipients.
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)
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Photos by Jeff Thiebauth unless otherwise noted.