Through this program, faculty members serve as champions for diversity and inclusion within their respective departments, and as their department liaison to the Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement.
Advocates are faculty members in each of the medical school’s 27 departments, nominated by their chair and appointed by the medical school dean. In this role, they provide a valuable service by raising awareness, and bringing forward best practices to attract, mentor, train, and develop the next generation of clinical and physician scientists.
Advocates have numerous responsibilities, including:
Following an introductory orientation, Advocates will be invited to join in discussions and informational sessions as we work to develop initiatives and programs that will enhance excellence in clinical, academic and translational research, and to best meet the needs of each department, the school and the diverse communities we serve.
|Gail Willsky, PhD||Biochemistry|
|Diane Schwartz, MLS||Biomedical Informatics|
|Stephen T. Koury, PhD||Biotechnical and Clinical Lab Sciences|
|Erika St James, MD||Emergency Medicine|
|Laurene M. Tumiel Berhalter, PhD||Family Medicine|
|Robert O. Diaz Del Carpio, MD, MPH||Medicine|
|Terry Connell, PhD||Microbiology and Immunology|
|Peter Abdelmalik, MD, PhD||Neurology|
|Renee Reynolds, MD||Neurosurgery|
|Sangita P. Patel, MD, PhD||Ophthalmology|
|Robin Lazar-Miller, MD||Otolaryngology|
|Pinaki Sarder, PhD||Pathology and Anatomical Sciences|
|Fred D. Archer, III MD||Pediatrics|
|Satpal Singh, PhD||Pharmacology and Toxicology|
|Wilma Hofmann, PhD||Physiology and Biophysics|
|Bruce D. Miller, MD |
Josie L. Olympia, MD
Beatrice L. Wood, PhD, ABPP
|Elizabeth A. Bowdish, MD||Surgery|
For more information or to become involved with the Advocates, please contact: