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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee

URMC Imaging Sciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is dedicated to increasing diversity, by providing awareness and education regarding diversity to the department. We are committed to creating a respectful and equitable environment so that all can work towards a common goal of delivering culturally and ethnically competent patient care and actively addressing health care disparities of the community we serve. We strive to create an inclusive community where underrepresented sections of society are recruited, engaged, retained, and given the support to acquire the necessary skill set to be suitable for leadership positions at all levels.

DEI Officer

Ashwani Kumar Sharma, M.D.
Associate Professor, Interventional Radiology

DEI Members

  • Lottye Albert 
  • MaryKay Battaglia
  • Kevin Bouvy
  • Vaseem Chengazi
  • Laurie Christensen
  • Jannette Cong
  • Emily Heatherington
  • Susan Hobbs
  • Colleen Hong
  • Heather Hoodak
  • Sarah Hucks
  • Amira Hussien
  • Fitsum Kibret
  • Natasha Leonard
  • Maria Clara Lorca
  • Keith Love
  • Alison Matich
  • Tiffany McCloud
  • Shimika McKnight
  • Annie Miller
  • Richard Muolo
  • Jo'an Ochaya
  • Erin Panter
  • Karen Pennington
  • Denise Pinkins
  • Leslie Ponte
  • Deborah Rubens
  • Julia Schaub
  • Ashwani Sharma
  • Ravinder Sidhu
  • Ivette Vazquez
  • Jingbing Xue