Mentoring for Inclusion and Diversity Award

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

We are now accepting nominations for our 2021 award! Please note that you must identify as someone from a background underrepresented in medicine (URM) to nominate a mentor for this award. The mentor(s) should have an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, or another Harvard institution.

Nominations must be received by 5pm on Friday October 8th, 2021. Decisions will be communicated by Friday October 29th, 2021 and announced at our P&F Symposium (Thursday, November 18th, 2021). Click the button below to submit your nomination.

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. …”