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Culturally Responsive Health Care Award

The Culturally Responsive Health Care Award is presented to the individual or group that has made conscious decisions to practice culturally responsive health care. This entails activities such as finding out a patient’s history of illness, their beliefs around health care and alternative treatments, and taking care to prevent any language barriers from getting in the way of quality care.

Nominations can be made for individuals or groups, and the recipient can be faculty, staff, or students. The winners of the award will be honored during the Culturally Responsive Health Care conference on Thursday, June 6. Deadline for submissions: Monday, April 1, 2024

Culturally Responsive Health Care Award Winners


Marina Del Rios, MD, MS

Interpretation and Translation Services team


Sundara Reddy, MBBS

Maternal Substance Use Disorders Clinic, Department of OBGYN


Meghan Connett, MD

Spanish-speaking team members of the Internal Medicine Department-Raul Villacreses, MD, Alejandro Pezzulo, MD, Claudia Corwin, MD, Rolando Sanchez, MD, Joseph Zabner, MD, Alejandro Comellas, MD, and Tahuanty Peña, MD


The University of Iowa Health Care Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Clinic 

2019 - 

Trudy Laffoon, MA, RN-BC 

2018 - 

Anjali A. Sharathkumar, MBBS, MD, MS

University of Iowa Children's Hospital Sickle Cell Clinic

2017 -

Lama Nourreddine, MD 

Complete the Nomination Form here