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Office of Diversity and Outreach Welcomes New Students

Campus

As the Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Outreach, I would like to welcome new and returning members of our campus community to UCSF. The Office of Diversity and Outreach, established in 2010, serves as the campus leader in building diversity in all aspects of UC San Francisco’s mission of advancing healthcare worldwide through ongoing assessment, development of new programs and consensus building. Our mission is to nurture a culture that is welcoming and supportive and to engage diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, patient care and community engagement.

The office provides ongoing cultural competency training and support for first generation, underrepresented minorities, GLBT, women, the disabled and others within our campus community. We host Diversity month celebrations in October, an Annual Leadership Forum on Diversity, campus-wide outreach initiatives, and contribute to ongoing enhancements to our curriculums.

Diversity – a defining feature of California’s past, present and future – refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more.

This year we are excited to welcome Denise Caramagno to the Diversity and Outreach team. Denise is UCSF’s CARE Advocate and provides crisis intervention and ongoing support at UCSF to survivors of sexual assault and sexual violence. This new position was mandated by UC President Napolitano across all campuses in the wake of recent events. Prior to UCSF, Denise has served as a victim advocate in the Office of the San Francisco District Attorney and with several nonprofit agencies in the East Bay.

I encourage you to visit the Diversity and Outreach website which will provide you with information on campus resources, events, and links to our divisions: CARE Advocate; Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP); LGBT Resource Center; Multicultural Resource Center; and the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination.

In addition, I invite you to join the Diversity listserv. To subscribe send a message to listserv@listsrv.ucsf.edu. The one line of the message should read: Subscribe UCSFDiversity first name last name.

Please don’t hesitate to contact my office.

J. Renee Navarro, MD, Pharm D

Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Outreach

Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care

Email: Diversityoutreach@ucsf.edu

415 476-7700