Diversity and Faculty

 

Faculty Diversity Action Plan Committee

The enhancement of the diversity and inclusivity of Einstein faculty, leadership and students requires a focused effort and action plan. Einstein has established a committee of senior faculty, and graduate students who along with the Dean, will establish a roadmap, suggest initiatives and provide oversight of the recruitment processes for faculty and students underrepresented in medicine and biomedical sciences. This committee would be advisory to the Dean and reports regularly to the Diversity Council.

The committee members, are also members of the Diversity Council, and includes:

Rhonda G. Acholonu, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics
Co-Director, Leadership, Engagement & Diversity Program (L.E.A.D.)
Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
 

Judy Aschner, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Neonatology)
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health
Michael I. Cohen, M.D., University Chair, Department of Pediatrics
 

Nerys Benfield, MD MPH
Director - Division of Family Planning and the Fellowship in Family Planning
Director - Global Women's Health Program
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Montefiore Medical Center
 

Dianne Cox, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology
 

Kamran Khodakhah, Ph. D.
Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Chair, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience
Florence and Irving Rubinstein Chair in Neuroscience
 

Jose L. Pena, M.D., Ph. D.
Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience
 

Yvonne M Ramirez, M.B.A. (ex-officio)
Vice President for Human Resources & Diversity Officer
 

Caryn R. R. Rodgers, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics)
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
 

Victor L. Schuster, M.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine (Nephrology)
Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Senior Vice-Dean
Ted and Florence Baumritter Chair in Medicine
 

Jeffrey E. Segall, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology
Professor, Department of Pathology
Betty and Sheldon Feinberg Senior Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research
 

Graduate Student Members

Hayden Hatch, M.D., Ph.D. candidate
Secombe Lab
 

Victoria Sedwick, Ph.D. candidate
Autry Lab
 

Taylor Thompson, MSTP candidate
Greally Lab