Harvard doctor wins education honor

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Aug. 8, 2005

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The Assn. of American Medical Colleges recognized Harvard Medical School professor Joan Y. Reede, MD, MPH, for her work as a mentor to aspiring minority physicians.

Dr. Reede is the sixth recipient of the Herbert W. Nickens, MD, Award, named for a former AAMC official.

Dr. Reede is associate professor of medicine, dean for diversity and community partnership, director of the Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities, and director of Harvard's minority faculty development program.

She also is a member of the Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital and an associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health.

"She is, quite simply, one of the most important teachers of multicultural medicine and cultural competence at Harvard Medical School," said Joseph B. Martin, MD, PhD, Harvard's dean of the faculty of medicine.

At Harvard, Dr. Reede developed a program to support the academic careers of underrepresented minorities and women and several programs to recruit and retain diverse students and faculty.

The award will be presented to Dr. Reede on Nov. 6 at the AAMC's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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