Your gift of support will help us continue to encourage talented, young, underrepresented and disadvantaged minority women and men to fulfill their potential in the fields of medicine and biomedical research. Should you wish to make a charitable contribution, either a general gift to support the work of our Office and its many programs or a targeted gift to support our work in a specific area, you may do so by making out a check to Harvard Medical School, with a note in the lower left-hand memo line designating DCP or one of the following named funds here.
Thank you very much in advance for considering a contribution in support of our programs.
The Alice Bacon Fund
The Alice Bacon Fund, established in memory of Alice Bacon, will be used to increase the pool of underrepresented minority students pursuing biomedical science and medical careers, to advance the careers of underrepresented minorities in medicine, and to increase the likelihood of application to Harvard Medical School and/or to the programs of its affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes. Proceeds from The Alice Bacon Fund may be used for the direct and indirect expenses associated with this initiative, including the development of resources to help support junior faculty careers at Harvard Medical School. This Fund falls under the direction of the Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership and is administered by a committee, appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, which will include the Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership and appropriate faculty members.
The Commonwealth Fund at Harvard University
Fellowship in Minority Health Policy Gift Fund
Since 1995, the Commonwealth Fund of New York City has funded a post-doctoral Fellowship Program at Harvard University; the Fellowship Program brings young, early career physicians to Harvard for a year-long, academic degree-granting program at either the Harvard School of Public Health or at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. In addition, the Fellowship Program includes courses, seminar series, leadership forums, site visits, national conferences, shadowing of public health leaders, and practica. It is expected that the Fellowship will support the development of a cadre of leaders in minority health—well-trained academically and professionally in public health, health policy, health management, and clinical medicine—who are committed to pursuing careers in public service. Fellows who have taken part in this Program have gone on to prominent positions in the local and federal government, in academic administration, and as faculty members in educational institutions. Gifts to this Fund have helped to meet a generous matching fund offer.
The Julian Cohen and Carol Feinberg Fund
Established in 2002, this Fund provides support for the many programs of the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School, with preference for Educational Outreach Programs. The Office runs a number of outstanding programs for talented, disadvantaged students from the inner city and the greater Boston area; several of the programs run during the summer months, while others are conducted as after-school programs during the academic year. Proceeds from this Fund have been used to support one of the Office’s longest running programs for high school students, Project Success: Opening the Door to Biomedical Careers. Over the summer months, students complete a mentored, paid, hands-on research project under the supervision of Harvard Medical School faculty. Ninety-nine percent of those who have participated in Project Success have matriculated at four-year colleges, and several have begun their studies in medical, dental and graduate schools; several others have given back to the education community by teaching in the Boston Public Schools.
The Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D. Visiting Lecture Fund
The Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D. Visiting Lecture Fund was established in 2003 with an inaugural gift from alumni/ae of Harvard Medical School. This Fund, established in honor of Dr. Poussaint, will be used to provide an annual lecture (with the possibility of a semi-annual lecture, if funds are available.) Invited lecturers will be underrepresented minority alumni/ae of Harvard Medical School and/or of the programs of its affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes. The lectures will be administered by a committee, appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, which will include the Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership and/or appropriate faculty members.
The Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship in Minority Health Policy
The Oral Health Program is a one-year or two-year academic degree-granting program, designed to create oral health leaders, particularly minority oral health leaders, who will pursue careers in health policy, public health practice and academia. The program is intended to incorporate the critical skills taught in schools of public health, government, business, and dental medicine with supervised practicum, leadership forums and seminar series conducted by leading scholars and nationally recognized leaders in minority health and public policy.
The Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Program is supported by the Dental Service of Massachusetts/Delta Dental Plan and previously the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through a cooperative agreement between the Office of Minority Health and Minority Faculty Development Program at Harvard Medical School.
For more information, please contact Joan Reede at: 617-432-2413 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All Charitable gifts should be mailed to:
Harvard Medical School
Office of Resource Development
401 Park Drive
Boston, MA 02115
Attn: Victoria Cavaseno, Director of Development