Mentoring for Inclusion and Diversity Award

The NORCH Mentoring for Inclusion and Diversity Award recognizes a faculty member who has provided meaningful, sustained mentorship to young investigators from underrepresented in medicine (URM) backgrounds in the fields of nutrition, obesity, and metabolism.     

2021 Recipient

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA, FTOS

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA, FTOS

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

From Dr. Stanford’s nominations:

“I personally consider her to be a major influence on my success because she believed in me and motivated me at times when I doubted myself.”

“Although Dr. Stanford is the hardest worker I have ever met and continues to craft new pathways in academic medicine, she prioritizes and appreciates the art of mentorship and deeply cares about her mentees.”

“I would not be where I am if not for her mentorship, support, and persistent inspiration.”

2020 Recipient

Josiemer Mattei, PhD

Josiemer Mattei, PhD

Donald and Sue Pritzker Associate Professor of Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

From Dr. Mattei’s nominations:

“…Dr. Mattei not only includes minority voices in the academy; she is at the forefront of ensuring our metabolic and behavioral understanding of chronic disease risk progresses because of it. …”

“…She works harder than anyone I know to raise others up. …”

“… To me, she has been a voice, an ear, and an inspiration.  A voice, because through her work, she shares powerful messages that empower underrepresented populations; an ear, because the ensures that in her diverse team, all opinions and perspectives are heard and – most importantly – valued; and an inspiration, because every detail in her projects reflects her passion and commitment to the communities she works with. …”