Each year the Harvard Heroes Recognition Program celebrates the accomplishments of Harvard staff members whose work supports the University’s mission at the highest levels of contribution, impact and excellence. Harvard Heroes go “above and beyond” their roles and are among the University’s most high-performing staff.
The Harvard School of Dental Medicine recipient of this year’s Harvard Hero honor is Christina Dervishian, HSDM Global and Community Health Program Coordinator. Dervishian has worked at Harvard for nearly four years. In her role she oversees the daily operations of the office, helps manage a monthly Oral Health Seminar Series featuring local and international speakers, supports grant applications, and coordinates large-scale Leadership Forum events as part of the Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine.
Dervishian’s nominators praised her for being “highly organized and efficient; positive and enthusiastic; and warm and genuinely curious,” among other attributes.
“I feel so honored to be selected for the Harvard Heroes award this year given how many phenomenal and hardworking employees HSDM has working in the two buildings, Dervishian said. “I am blessed to come and work at a place with so many vibrant people who not only contribute to the entire University but also the local and global communities.”
Dervishian, along with 59 other Harvard Heroes from across the University, were honored on June 5, 2017, at a ceremony hosted by President Drew Faust.