Pictured from left, Farrah Belizaire, CDI program manager; Williams; Olson; and Jocelyn Carter, MD, CDI manager of trainee affairs

In 2017, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s (CDI) Summer Research Trainee Program received the Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring from Harvard Medical School (HMS). Elena B. Olson, JD, executive director of the CDI, and Winfred W. Williams Jr., MD, founding director of the CDI and associate chief of the Division of Nephrology, are the program leaders who accepted the award. The award recognizes departments, divisions, offices or programs for efforts to foster innovation and sustainability in mentoring while building a culture of excellence in mentoring. The award will provide an opportunity to learn from successful innovative mentoring programs and allow for others in the HMS community to learn from successful models.