URM Faculty Network at Reception

COM URM reception 1The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs recently held a reception for Under Represented Minority (URM) faculty at the penthouse of the Girard building on Harrison Avenue, a walk from the Medical School.

COM URM reception 2
(L to r) Carmen Sarita- Reyes, MD, Assistant Professor, Pathology; Hugo Aparicio, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology; Rafael Ortega, MD, Professor, Anesthesiology and Associate Dean, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Jorge Soto, MD, Professor and Chair, Radiology, and Sandra Cerda, MD, Assistant Professor, Pathology.

The event offered the opportunity to meet and mingle, particularly those faculty who recently joined the BU Medical Campus community. About 30 faculty members attended the event overlooking the Boston skyline. Several BUSM and BMC leaders were in attendance, including Jorge Soto, MD, Chairman, Department of Radiology, and Thea James, MD, Vice President of Mission, Boston Medical Center.

“As we continue our efforts to promote diversity and inclusion, and to recruit and retain URM faculty, similar events will continue in the future,” said Rafael Ortega, Associate Dean Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, BUSM.