Diversity Advisory Council

Term Expires August 31, 2022

Baxi, Ameya, MDAsst. Professor/ResearchRadiologyBaxi@uthscsa.edu
Cabrera-Sopo, Alejandra, MDResidentOB/GynCabrerasopo@uthscsa.edu
Cantu-Cooper, Maria, MDAsst. Professor/ResearchMedicineCantum8@uthscsa.edu
Gonzalez, David, MDAsst. Professor/ResearchNeurologyGonzalezd15@uthscsa.edu
Kar, Rekha, MDAsst. Professor/ResearchCell Systems & AnatomyKarr@uthscsa.edu
Olusanya, Adedeji, MDResidentPhysical Medicine/ Rehabilitation MedOlusanya@uthscsa.edu
Ridge, Natalie, MDResidentRadiology OncologyRidgen@uthscsa.edu

Term Expires August 31, 2023

Ahmad, Sadiya Noor, PhDGraduate Research AssistantInstitute of BiotechnologyAhmadSN@uthscsa.edu
Juarez, Melida, MDAsst. Professor/Clinical Medicine/GeriJuarezM2@uthscsa.edu
Lopez, Eliot, MDAsst. Professor/Clinical Primary CareLopezE17@uthscsa.edu
Vinu-Nair, Sandhya, MDAsst. Professor/Clinical RadiologyVinuNair@uthscsa.edu

Term Expires August 31, 2024

Andre, Christine, MDAssoc. Professor/ClinicalMedicineAndre@uthscsa.edu
Blount, Tabatha, PhDAssoc. Professor/ResearchPsychiatryBlountT@uthscsa.edu
Debnath, Subrata, MB/BS, MPH, PhDInstructor/ResearchMedicineNath@uthscsa.edu
Galvan, Eva, MDAsst. Professor/ClinicalRadiology OncologyGalvanE@uthscsa.edu
Garrett, Amy, PhDAssistant ProfessorPsychiatryGarrettAS@uthscsa.edu
Goettl, Bradley, FNPAsst. Professor/ClinicalEmergency MedicineGoettl@uthscsa.edu
Johnson-Esparza, Yajaira, PhDAsst. Professor/ClinicalFamily/Community MedicineJohnsonespar@uthscsa.edu

EX-Officio Member (non-voting)

Blankmeyer, Bonnie, PhDBlankmeyer@uthscsa.edu
Ehtesham, YunshaEhtesham@livemail.uthscsa.edu
Ewere, EbeEwere@livemail.uthscsa.edu
Ramirez, Amelie, DrPHRamirezag@uthscsa.edu
Wueste, Elizabeth, MAEdPaynee@uthscsa.edu

Chair


Sekinat K. McCormick, MDSekinat K. McCormick, MD

Associate Dean for Inclusion and Diversity

Associate Professor/Clinical, Orthopaedics

Charge of the Council


To advise and assist the Vice Dean for Inclusion and Diversity in developing, updating and supporting policies and programs that advance diversity and inclusion related to the Long School of Medicine faculty, staff, students, and other trainees, and in particular regarding recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion. The Diversity Advisory Council generates proposed action plans to the Vice Dean for Inclusion and Diversity every May.

Terms of Appointment


Members are appointed to a term of three year on a staggered schedule with one- third of the committee completing their term of service annually. In situations where deemed necessary for efficient committee functioning. The Medical Dean may extend or shorten the period of service by any committee member. The Vice Dean for Inclusion and Diversity serves as Chair.

Membership


Faculty members’, house staff, staff, and students are appointed by the Vice Dean after consideration of interest survey responses and Medical Faculty Assembly Executive Committee recommendations.

Membership


Faculty members’, house staff, staff, and students are appointed by the Vice Dean after consideration of interest survey responses and Medical Faculty Assembly Executive Committee recommendations.

Meeting Occurrences


Monthly – The Third Thursday of each month