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Chairs and Directors Council on Diversity

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The School of Medicine Chairs and Directors Council on Diversity (CD2) was initiated by the dean in the Spring of 2014 and charged with developing, implementing and monitoring programs to increase the culture of diversity and inclusion in faculty within the School of Medicine.

This council has developed three notable deliverables:

1. An annual assessment of the SOM departments' demographic metrics by gender and race to measure and continuously improve upon the success of our efforts to achieve a faculty culture of diversity and inclusion;

2. The Dean's Diversity Fund (John A. Watson Faculty Scholars) which awards up to eight grants to support activities related to our educational and scholarly missions and assist with recruitment and retention of faculty who share our commitments to diversity and service to underserved or vulnerable populations; and

3. An accountability process for chairs of departments to ensure that the strategic initiative is a priority for Chairs and Directors.


Committee Members

Dean's Diversity Fund Selection Committee  
Mark Wilson, MD - Chair Professor, Radiology
Carlos Corvera, MD Professor, Surgery
Hana El-Samad, PhD Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics
Paul Garcia, MD Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Michelle Guy, MD Professor, Medicine
Meghan Morris, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Renee Navarro, MD Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Outreach
Department Accountability Committee  
Brian Black, PhD - Co-Chair Director, CVRI
Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS - Co-Chair Chair, Surgery
Shelley Adler, PhD Director, UCSF Osher Center
Claire Brindis, DrPH Director, Institute for Health Policy Studies
Brian Dolan, PhD Chair, DASHM
Amber Fitzsimmons, PT Chair, Physical Therapy
Amy Murtha, MD Chair, OB/Gyn
Staff: Stephanie Belger Director of Strategic Initiatives, Dean's Office