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Dean’s Community Service Award

2020 Community Service Awards Nomination Submission Deadline is extended!
Submission Deadline: Friday, January 10, 2020
Extended Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

All nominations must be submitted online.
Online Registration Form

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.

2019 Dean's Community Service Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement

Miles G. Cunningham, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, McLean, HMS
Asniya, Inc.


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


Jonathon Florance
HMS Class of 2020
Brookline American Legion

Abra Shen
HMS Class of 2020
Longwood Chorus

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

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)

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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