Faculty Diversity

Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

Faculty Diversity Advisory Council (FDAC)


The History of the Faculty Diversity Advisory Council:

  • An external consultant was brought in to guide the SOM on how to enhance faculty diversity.
  • The Faculty Diversity Advisory Council was established in December 2012.
  • In February 2013, the Council was provided its charge by the Dean of the SOM:

The Dean's Charge to the Faculty Diversity Advisory Council:

  • Conduct diversity assessment across all Renaissance School of Medicine departments
  • Develop a Renaissance School of Medicine-wide diversity plan as well as tactical diversity initiatives (PDF)
  • Advise departments on diversity related issues
  • Support departments to develop departmental-specific diversity plans
  • Establish a timeline for diversity plan implementation
  • Track departmental and Renaissance School of Medicine progress
  • Evaluate departmental and SOM success in achieving Renaissance School of Medicine diversity plan goals/objectives

The Faculty Diversity Council Members

Barbara Nemesure, PhD, Chair

Cordia Beverley, MD, Department of Preventive Medicine
Frances L. Brisbane, PhD, Vice President for Workplace Diversity
Latha Chandran, MD, MPH, Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, & Department of Pediatrics
Howard Fleit, PhD, Department of Pathology
Adam Gonzalez, PhD, Department of Psychiatry
Inel  J. Lewis, MPA, Office of Faculty Affairs & Faculty Development
Maricedes Acosta-Martinez, PhD, Department of Physiology
Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Psychiatry
William Wertheim, MD, Department of Internal Medicine
Thomas A. Wilson, MD, Department of Pediatrics


Diversity and Cultural Competency:

 Educational Tools:

The Office of Faculty Affairs & Faculty Development has created an educational  tool (Brochure) for department chairs and other stakeholders who conduct searches. Please view our brochure on unconscious bias:  Unconscious Bias

Sponsorship for Professional Development Conferences:

The Office of Faculty Affairs & Faculty Development is pleased to announce that Dr. Lori Bright-Long, Department of Psychiatry, attended the:

National Medical Association (NMA)

Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly

August 1-5. 2015

Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan



Application process:

Interested faculty should send a letter of intent, CV and a letter of support from their chair to the attention of the Office of Faculty Affairs & Faculty Development


Please continue to view our website for updates on conferences/programs that are sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs & Faculty Development


Updated:  Friday, August 28, 2015