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Diversity Committee

The College of Medicine Diversity Committee was initially formed in the Spring of 2001 and was charged with discussing and updating the college’s statement on faculty and student diversity, establishing new goals for diversity within the College of Medicine, and assessing recruitment and retention of residents, post-docs and faculty.  The immediate goal of the committee was to develop a 5-year diversity plan for the College of Medicine.  The committee also developed a diversity assessment that served as a method for creating a standardized database for assessing progress in the area of diversity.  The unwavering dedication and hard work of the Diversity Committee have led to great strides in diversity.  Currently, all departments within the College of Medicine have established 5-year diversity plans that are in line with the College of Medicine’s diversity plan.  Diversity committee members serve as liaisons to each department, assisting with departmental plans, and providing diversity related resources.  These efforts have positioned us to strengthen the achievement of our mission and to enhance diversity in the College of Medicine.

College of Medicine Diversity Committee Members

Michael de Arellano, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Marques Bradshaw, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Resident Inclusion
Assistant Professor
Radiology and Radiological Sciences

Sarah Book, M.D., M.S.C.R.                           
Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

David Garr, M.D.
Associate Dean for Community Medicine
Executive Director, SC AHEC
Family Medicine

Leonie Gordon, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
and Faculty Development
Radiology Residency Program Director
Director of Nuclear Medicine

Natalie Johnson, M.A.
Director of Education and Strategic
Diversity Initiatives
College of Medicine Dean's Office

Ebony Hilton, MD
Assistant Professor
Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine


Christine Carter-Kent, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Kelli Jenkins, BS
Program Coordinator for Diversity
College of Medicine Dean’s Office
Shaun Nguyen, M.D.
Associate Professor

Myra Haney-Singleton, M.Ed.
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
College of Medicine Dean’s Office


Lee Marie Tormos, MD
Assistant Professor
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Angela Ybarra, M.H.A.
Program Administrator

Graduate Medical Education


Paul Pritchard, M.D.
Residency Training Director

Leah Fryml, M.D.
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences



Selina Juarez


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