Inaugural Vice Chiefs for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (VCDEI) announced

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Committee (DEIAR) announced the individuals selected to become the inaugural Vice Chiefs for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (VCDEI) for each division within the department of medicine. These individuals are all wonderful thoughtful leaders who have shown a commitment to improving DEI within the department.

As the VCDEI, they will partner with the division chief and the DEIAR committee to create an infrastructure for DEI within each division. The VCDEI will serve as members of the DEIAR Committee, act as a liaison between DEIAR Committee and their respective division, and contribute to a DEI agenda focused on culture, recruitment, retention, education, and training within their division. All VCDEIs will become Civility Champions as well as undergo Stepping-In for Respect training as well. 
 
We look forward to working with these new VCDEIs to continue implementing positive and sustainable change around DEI within the department of medicine. 

Vice Cheif  Division
Larry R. Jackson II Cardiology
Bryan Batch

Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition

Julius Wilder

Gastroenterology
Fatima Syed General Internal Medicine
Sonya Patel-Nguyen GIM/Hospital Medicine
Yoon Hie Kim Geriatrics
Phuong Doan Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy
John Strouse Hematology
Lance Okeke Infectious Diseases
Daniel George Medical Oncology
Gentzon Hall Nephrology
Isaretta Riley Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Sophia Weinmann Rheumatology and Immunology