Shoumita Dasgupta, PhD Named Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion

Shoumita Dasgupta, PhD, has been selected by an advisory search committee comprising faculty and staff to serve alongside Karin Schon, PhD, Alexis Ramirez, MD, and 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, Dasgupta will provide support around programming and activities for some of our pathway and pipeline programs. Schon will support the Reads Program and will help develop and advise discussion-based programming. Ramirez will provide support around networking events, including Encuentro Latino and the Student Mixer.

Angelique Harris, PhD, Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion welcomed the new assistant deans and thanked previous ones for their service to our community.