The Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award

About the Award

Harvard Medical School is committed to the advancement of a work and educational environment that adds to diversity and encourages and sets the tone for inclusion. Through inclusion, we nurture diversity of thought, diversity in education and research, and diversity in areas such as culture, race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, age, and disabilities. In short, we raise the bar on excellence.

The Harold Amos Diversity Award has been established to recognize HMS/HSDM faculty (clinical, pre-clinical, research, administrative) who have made significant achievements in moving HMS/HSDM toward being a diverse and inclusive community.

2015-2016 Recipients

Cheri Blauwet, MD
Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding

Marshall Forstein, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance

Dennis Norman, EdD
Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, MGH



The detailed information you provide us about your nominee is vital to the award selection process. Nominations may include an individual or a group of individuals who have demonstrated a significant commitment to enhancing diversity above and beyond the routine role and responsibilities. This might include developing models to advance diversity, achieving outcomes, increasing employment, supporting promotion, identifying funding, assisting in producing scholarly work and addressing issues of recruitment related to diversity.

Eligibility: Faculty (Professor through Instructor), who are in clinical, pre-clinical, research, or administrative area, and who must be based at HMS/HSDM or an HMS-affiliated hospital or institution. Self nominations are accepted.

For more information please contact:


Ellen McCarthy, PhD, MPH                                                      Pinar Kilicci-Kret
Associate Professor of Medicine                                           Program Manager
Assistant Dean for Development and Diversity                  Career Development
Tel: 617-432-7212                                                                    Tel: 617-432-1083


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