We are pleased to announce our new Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion (FDI). This subcommittee will be under Faculty Development Committee (FDC), chaired by Dr. Priscilla Furth and Dr. Darren Mays, with administrative support provided by Dean Susan Cheng, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs. 


Cultivate and optimize the diversity of faculty in order to promote their full capacity to contribute to academic excellence in research and education across GUMC.

FDI Objectives: 

List of Objectives: Visibility- Increase the visibility of diverse and minority faculty members across GUMC through recruitment efforts for searches, speaker series and research spotlights.Support & Training- Provide data, resources and mentoring needed to succeed in academic medicine, such as training in communication (grant writing/presentations), sponsorship opportunities.Leadership- Identify opportunities to serve on committees and in leadership positions across GUMC. Curriculum Development-Facilitate opportunities in teaching, educational program designs, mentoring. Includes: Cultural Competency, global health Initiatives, student-faculty education & learning.

FDI Organizational Chart:

Organizational Chart demonstrating FDI's relationship to Faculty Development Committee, Office Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Institutional Diversity Equity Affirmative Action (IDEAA). FDI will also have members from all major committees across GUMC

Introducing our new FDI Subcommittee Chairs:

Picture of Dr. Yearwood speaking at a podium

Dr. Edilma Yearwood (SNHS)

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Dr. Jessica Jones (GUSOM)

Subcommittee Structure formed by faculty members who:

  • Serve on FDC and/or
  • Serve on other GUMC committees and serve in a task force capacity to the new Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee.
  • Interest in issues of Diversity & Inclusion in Faculty Development.

For more information, please contact Office of Diversity & Inclusion at somdiversityandinclusion@georgetown.edu