Dr. Keith Norris appointed as Executive Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine at UCLA

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From the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research December Newsletter

Dr. Keith Norris was recently appointed to be the  Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine – for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Dr. Norris’ goal is for us to become the exemplar Department of Medicine program in the nation for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for residents, fellows and faculty in the context of scientific excellence, outstanding scholarship and the highest level of compassionate, high quality care for our patients.
This new EDI program will be the home for the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee and will continue the committee’s work to create a diverse biomedical and clinical work force, and an inclusive patient care, training and work environment within the department of medicine. These and other new efforts will complement existing DGSOM diversity initiatives and will integrate into the various DOM divisional strategies, while working with the School of Medicine office for Equity Diversity and Inclusion.
In this role Dr. Norris looks forward to working with the many individuals who already have and continue to make huge efforts in DOM toward these goals as well as to support others who are willing to assist to achieve this goal. We should all thank Dr. Fogelman and the DOM leadership, as well as Dr. Christina Harris and the DOM Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee for their commitment to this vision and confidence in Dr. Norris to lead this initiative.
Dr. Norris looks forward to getting input from GIM and the entire DOM community as the office develops its strategic plan and priorities.

The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.
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