Shoumita Dasgupta, PhD, and Karin Schon, PhD, selected as Assistant Deans for Diversity & Inclusion
Congratulations to GMS faculty Shoumita Dasgupta, PhD and Karin Schon, PhD, both selected as Assistant Deans for Diversity & Inclusion at the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine! They will serve in their roles alongside Alexis Ramirez, MD, and Ebonie Woolcock, MD. Read the full message from Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion Angelique Harris, PhD, below.
|To: Faculty, Staff, & Students
From: Angelique Harris, PhD, Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion
RE: New Assistant Deans for Diversity & Inclusion
|I am pleased to share that Shoumita Dasgupta, PhD, Karin Schon, PhD, and Alexis Ramirez, MD, have been selected by an advisory search committee comprising faculty and staff to serve alongside Ebonie Woolcock, MD, as Assistant Deans for Diversity & Inclusion at the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.
They replace Drs. Rafael Ortega, Thea James, Ali Guermazi, Samantha Kaplan and David Henderson, who have stepped down from this role.
The assistant deans will serve as liaisons for faculty, staff, students and alumni for DEIA-focused needs or inquiries; help support programming and activities, as well as tracking and advancing DEIA-focused resources. Specifically, Dr. Dasgupta will provide support around programming and activities for some of our pathway and pipeline programs. Dr. Schon will support our Reads Program and will help develop and advise discussion-based programming. Dr. Ramirez will provide support around our networking events, including Encuentro Latino and the Student Mixer.
Please join me in welcoming the new assistant deans and thanking our previous ones for their service to our community.