Subcommittee on Faculty Diversity & Inclusion

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


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

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Introducing our new FDI Subcommittee Chairs

Picture of Dr. Yearwood speaking at a podium

Dr. Edilma Yearwood (SNHS)

Picture of Dr. Jessica Jones (GUSOM)

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