Monday, November 14, 2011

Mount Sinai School of Medicine Hosts 'Signature Event' Supporting Diversity in Healthcare


Enjoying Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs’ The Signature Event are left to right: Dinner Committee co-chair Denise Ellison; Dinner Committee members Janice and Christopher Williams, Chairman and CEO of the Williams Capital Group and NYS Former First Lady Michele Paige Paterson who served as Honorary Chair.

NEW YORK, NY - Under the leadership of Dr. Gary Butts, Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA) held its 2nd Annual Signature Event in late October. More than 300 guests enjoyed cocktails, a silent auction, dinner and an awards program at the elegant New York Academy of Medicine.

The celebratory fundraising event supports the Center’s efforts to promote diversity in the healthcare workforce while eliminating heath disparities in order to meet the needs of the diverse community which Mount Sinai serves. CMCA also sponsors educational pipeline programs which introduce science and medicine to thousands of inner city youth, institution-wide diversity initiatives for medical and graduate students, faculty and trainees, and facilitates health disparities research within the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

This year’s honorees were Dr. Marc A. Nivet, EdD, Diversity Leadership Award; Ray Cornbill, MBA, Distinguished Community Service Award; Lynne D. Richardson, MD, Outstanding Health Care Leader Award; and Lloyd Sherman, EdD, Special Recognition as Director of the Center for Excellence for Youth Education.

DeMarco Morgan, Anchor/Reporter, NBC4, was Master of Ceremonies; NYS Former First Lady Michele Paige Paterson served as Honorary Chair and Dinner Committee co-chairs were Denise Ellison and Diane Fogg.

About The Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs
The Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs is a Health Resources and Services Administration-supported Center of Excellence for Minority Health. It supports improving health equity through targeted programs and initiatives to increase health workforce diversity, improved culturally effective healthcare, and research on issues impacting minority and disadvantaged communities. www.mssm.edu/cmca

Source: Press release/Photo credit: Gregory Partanio