2018 Events:

  • April
    • April 7, 2018; 5:30-7:30pm at the UCSD Faculty Club Lounge
      • UC San Diego School of Medicine Second Look Mixer
        You are cordially invited to join in the celebration of the URM/LGTBQ+ students recently accepted to the UC San Diego School of Medicine. This is an incredible opportunity to welcome the newest members of our Health Sciences community and demonstrate our commitment to fostering an inclusive campus environment. Current students, residents, and faculty are welcome to join us on Saturday, April 7, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the UCSD Faculty Club Lounge. Light food and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP to Katherine Garcia at k2garcia@ucsd.edu.

Ongoing events:


  • Collaboration with UCSD Health Government and Community Affairs
    • Assisting with the MANA Annual Health Fair
  • Bi-monthly meetings with UCSD Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Council
  • Participation in regional conferences, for example, HMS Conference on Race, Ethnicity, and Social Justice, which provides the opportunity to meet with diverse students from across the country
  • Collaboration with educators and URiM students from Imperial Valley

Past events:

  • November 2017 
    • November 2, 2017
      • “What Fueled me to be First?” First-Gen Forum and Mixer for UC San Diego’s First-Generation Faculty, Staff & Students
      • SSC Multipurpose Room
      • RSVP here: http://bit.ly/ucsdfirstgenNov2
      • During this session, we will hear from faculty and staff panel members who will share their first-generation college student stories. A huge component of this initiative is an interactive mixer, in which we are encouraging first-generation college students to connect with a first-generation staff or faculty member. We encourage each of you to attend so that many of our UC San Diego students have a First-Generation faculty member to speak with
    • November 8, 2017 at 6-7:30pm, UC San Diego Student Services Center, Multipurpose Room, 1st Floor
      • How Immigration Policy Affects Health and Human Rights
      • US Immigration policies and their enforcement are in flux. Meanwhile, uncertainty, deportation fears and prolonged detentions take a toll on the physical and mental health of immigrants and refugees, and affect their access to healthcare. At this critical time, you are invited to a discussion of these issues and the actions organizations are taking to improve the lives and health of vulnerable populations.
      • Space is limited – please RSVP at https://immigrationhealthhumanrights.eventbrite.com
      • Refreshments served at 5:30pm
    • November 10-12, 2017
      • SNMA 2017 Region 1 Medical Education Conference in Seattle, WA
  • October 2017
    • October 10, 2017: Advancing Diversity in Medicine with Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo
      • Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS is the Lee Goldman, MD Endowed Chair in Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Medicine. She is the Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity in the UCSF School of Medicine, and she directs the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, a research center focused on discovery, implementation, policy, advocacy, and community engagement for communities at risk for poor health and inadequate healthcare. She is the Director of the CTSI Clinical and Translational Science Training (CTST) Programs.
    • October 12, 2017 at 5pm-7pm
      • Faculty Club Seuss Library Room
      • UCSD Medicine Diversity Mixer for medical students (SNMA, LMSA, LGBTQ), medicine residents, fellows and faculty
    • October 18, 2017 at 4-6pm, Audrey Geisel University House
      • Faculty of Color Reception
      • “This is an opportunity to welcome new faculty of color, reconnect with colleagues, and celebrate our collective achievements. The evening will include enlightening talks from Professor Marisa Abrejano – Political Science and Professor JoAnn Trejo – Pharmacology, reflecting on what it means for faculty of color to thrive in Academia and sharing highlights from their pathway to becoming leading scholars.”
      • RSVP by October 11th to r6ayala@ucsd.edu, Rosalynn Ayala
    • October 25, 2017
      • Advancing Diversity in Medicine with Dr. Neil Powe
      • Neil Powe, MD, MPH, MBA, Professor of Medicine at UCSF, Constance B. Wofsky Distinguished Professor, Vice-Chair of Medicine at UCSF, and Chief of Medical Services at San Francisco General Hospital. He is chair of the National Advisory Committee of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and recipient of the John M. Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research from the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Distinguished Educator Award from the Association for Clinical Research Training. Dr. Powe is also a member of the Executive Committee and Advisory Board for the Center for Health And Risk in Minority youth and adults (CHARM), which is an NIH/NIMHD funded comprehensive center of excellence for addressing disparities and chronic disease prevention in minority youth and young adults.
    • October – November: UCSD Internal Medicine Diversity Days for Residency Applicants – 10/30, 10/31, 11/2, 11/27, 11/28, 11/30
      • Luis R. Castellanos, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Director of Diversity in Medicine, will be speaking at the Alumni Wrap-Up session after lunch, and applicants will have the opportunity to speak with him and ask questions about his career path. Additionally, our underrepresented in medicine residents will present morning conference, lead tours, and be available for questions throughout the day. 
      • Dr. Luis R. Castellanos appointed Director of Diversity in Medicine
  • September 2017
    • September 27, 2017
      • Diversity in Medicine Lecture Series, “Disparities in Coronary Heart Disease and Cardiac Rehabilitation Amongst Racial and Ethnic Groups”, Dr. Luis Castellanos
  • July 2017
    • July 20, 2017
      • Supporting Diversity in Medicine Introduction Dinner for new URiM Internal Medicine interns – with Dr. Castellanos and Carlos Lago-Hernandez, PGY2DiversityDinner