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Office of the Dean

Quillen College of Medicine

Diversity Council


James H. Quillen College of Medicine
Diversity and Inclusion Council
Member Comments
Rachel Walden Co-Chair
Dr. Antonio Rusinol Co-Chair
Dr. Theresa Fish Lura  
Dr. Joseph Lee Faculty
Dr. Racine Edwards-Silva  
Dr. Victoria E. Palau Faculty GCOP
Steve Ellis Staff GCOP
Mariela McCandless Staff
Donna Gage Staff
Adam Chan MS4
Fakhyr Dawoud MS4
Claire Gleadhill MS4
Ankit Patel MS4
Vian Pulous MS4
Monica Kelly Banales MS3
Jacqueline Zimmerman MS3
Sarah Anne King MS2
Izabella Nicole Nill Gomez MS2
Naveed Shiraz Noordin MS2
Rex Kam Lung Siu MS2
Michael Cartwright Graduate Student


Quillen College of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Policy (PDF) 


  • Implementation and monitoring of institutional diversity plan
  • Develop and monitor data collection to assure achievement of diversity goals
  • Monitor the institutional diversity profile annually
  • Review current recruitment and retention efforts and identify opportunities to enhance diversity
  • Develop and recommend initiatives, programs, policies and practices to promote diversity among students, residents, faculty, and administration
  • Recommend college-wide efforts to recruit and retain diverse members of the college community
  • Coordinate activities with university diversity/affirmative action programs







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