AAMC GDI Business Meeting and Awards Recognition - October 19

Join the AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) Steering Committee and AAMC Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer to learn and engage in important conversations focused on the GDI Needs Assessment, AAMC Strategic Plan, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Unit portfolios, and recognition of outgoing and incoming steering committee members. We will honor and celebrate the 2021 GDI Exemplary Leadership Award recipient, the Herbert W. Nickens Faculty recipient, and five Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship recipients.

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Renee Navarro, MD, PharmD

GDI Chair
Vice Chancellor of Diversity & Outreach
Professor, Anesthesia & Perioperative Care
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Chiquita A. Collins, PhD

GDI Chair-elect
Associate Vice President, Inclusive Excellence and Health Equity
UT Health San Antonio
Vice Dean for Inclusion and Diversity, Chief Diversity Officer
Long School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health Science

Edward Callahan, PhD

GDI Immediate Past Chair 
Associate Vice Chancellor Emeritus
Academic Personnel Schools of Human Health Services
Professor Emeritus, Family & Community Medicine 
University of California, Davis School of Medicine

Juan Amador

Director, Constituent Engagement

Juan Amador, CAE, has extensive experience in association management. Mr. Amador is currently a director of constituent engagement at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). He is a critical leader in the AAMC’s relationships and partnerships with its many constituent affinity groups. In managing these relationships, he advances the strategic value of the association for its constituents and members. He is also responsible for implementing learning and leadership opportunities that help members grow in their professional roles, enhance their career development, and strengthen their leadership competencies. Mr. Amador was the previously in the AAMC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion unit and directed the development of programs, tools, and resources that advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion for the executives, faculty, staff, residents, and students at U.S. medical schools.

David A. Acosta, M.D.

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Cluster
Association of American Medical Colleges

Mary J. Owen, MD, Tlingit

AAMC GDI Exemplary Leadership Award 

President, Association of American Indian Physicians
Director, Center of American Indian and Minority Health
Endowed Professor, Native American Health
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health
University of Minnesota Medical School

Judith Salmon Kaur, MD, Choctaw/Cherokee

Herbert W. Nickens Leadership Award 

Professor of Oncology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPH

Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship          

Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Kaylin G. Batey

Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Tegan Carr

Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship     

University of Minnesota Medical School

Victor A. Lopez-Carmen, Hunkpati Dakota Oyate and Yoeme

Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship

Harvard Medical School

Nyah Rodman

Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Christian Tejeda

Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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