Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. ’11, center, associate dean of diversity and inclusion for the School of Medicine and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was honored with the 2018 Gender Equity Award from the College’s chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). AMWA co-presidents, Emily Convery, left, and Evelyn Orlando, presented Dr. Clare with the award in the presence of the College community at reception on April 16. In addition, her name will be added to the roster of past winners on a plaque hanging outside of the Cooke auditorium.
Dr. Clare was nominated for the award by students for her commitment to gender equity in her teaching, mentorship, community engagement and advocacy. Student submissions recognized her for being a valuable mentor and empowering her students. Dr. Clare is a familiar face at many student-run events centered around women’s health and promoting an inclusive environment. Notably this academic year, Dr. Clare helped facilitate a student-led discussion to compose a letter to New York City Mayor de Blasio advocating for the removal of the J. Marion Simms statue in Central Park.
Dr. Clare is an active member of the National Medical Association (NMA) Obstetrics and Gynecology section. She serves on the NMA Breastfeeding Alliance Taskforce, and has presented at several meetings on disparities in breastfeeding rates in African American women. She is president of the Manhattan Central Medical Society, a local affiliate of NMA, as well as the vice-chair of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists District 2. She is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Diversity and Inclusion and Group on Women in Medicine and Science and most recently served on this group’s Task Force on Equity in Promotion, which developed a toolkit on this issue this academic year.
AMWA, the nation’s largest professional organization for women physicians and medical students, sponsors the annual award to recognize faculty at participating medical schools for promoting a gender-fair environment for the education and training of women physicians, and to assure equal opportunities for women and men to study and practice medicine.