Community Service Award
Leadership sets the tone in Wellesley, a tone of good will, civility, and energy. Dr. Regina LaRocque brought that spirit of cooperation in her academic medical practice, as a town meeting member, and as Natural Resources Commissioner for Wellesley.
Today, The Wellesley Celebrations Committee, a standing committee of the Select Board, Town of Wellesley honors Dr. Regina LaRocque, a Wellesley resident, for 13 years. We proudly give her a Community Service Award.
Dr. LaRocque brings high standards in so many ways. She has an MD from Duke University School of Medicine and an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her training in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and her fellowship in infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is on staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Infectious Diseases and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a physician-scientist working in the fields of travel medicine, antimicrobial, resistance, and enteric infections and is now an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She has performed laboratory and clinical research for 15 years in the fields of travel medicine and enteric infections. She has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.
Dr. Regina LaRocque has lived in Wellesley for just over a decade. But she has accomplished so much. She represents precinct E in Wellesley Town Meeting and served on the Natural Resources Commission from 2017 to 2020. As commissioner she set of specific priorities fixing natural gas leaks, conservation lands, and water resources. She has also brought concerns about the impact of climate change on human health and the spread of infectious diseases.
Recently retired from the NRC, Dr. LaRocque is an example of a good person who serves to make Wellesley better. A grateful town says thank you.