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Faculty Diversity Advisory Council (FDAC).

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 SOM departments
  • Develop a SOM-wide diversity plan as well as tactical diversity initiatives Advise departments on diversity related issues
  • Support departments to develop departmental-specific diversity plans
  • Establish a timeline for diversity plan implementation
  • Track departmental and SOM’s progress
  • Evaluate departmental and SOM success in achieving SOM diversity plan goals/objectives

The Faculty Diversity Advisory Council Members

Barbara Nemesure, PhD, FDAC Chair, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine
Cordia Beverley, MD, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine,
LeManuel (Lee) Bitsoi', EdD, President’s Office,
Frances L. Brisbane, PhD, Department of Social Welfare
Latha Chandran, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics
Howard Fleit, PhD, Department of Pathology
Carly Gomes, MD, Department of Pediatrics
Adam Gonzalez, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Inel J. Lewis, MPA, Office of HSC Workforce Diversity
Maricedes Acosta-Martinez, PhD, Department of Physiology
Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Shaneen Washington, MS, SOM Dean’s Office
Jennie Williams, PhD, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine
Thomas A. Wilson, MD, Department of Pediatrics

Diversity and Cultural Competency