Posted Monday, December 21, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Jorge A. García has been nominated to be the new School of Medicine Associate Dean for Diverse and Inclusive Learning Communities with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2021. Dr. García is a distinguished faculty member, clinician, mentor, and a respected leader at UC Davis School of Medicine, most recently as Director in the Office of Student and Resident Diversity.

He has extensive expertise creating welcoming and inclusive learning environments that inspire and nurture students and trainees from all backgrounds to meet the health needs of the diverse communities we serve. He shares and embodies our deep commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of education, science and health care.

As the Associate Dean for Diverse and Inclusive Learning Communities, Dr. García will serve as an important member of the School of Medicine’s and the Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion’s leadership teams and provide guidance to administrative, academic and technical colleagues in the Office of Student and Resident Diversity who provide comprehensive student support services. In his new position, Dr. García will provide leadership to enhance and build a diverse and welcoming learning environment and culture, and incorporate inclusion efforts for our students, residents and fellows. He will also identify opportunities for collaborations between diverse student groups in both the School of Medicine and School of Nursing to better serve our patients and communities.

Dr. García will collaborate with faculty, students, trainees, and the administration to promote a safe and inclusive learning environment, instruct workshops and lectures that promote equity and inclusion in medical education, support timely response to emerging issues on behalf of trainees from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds, and contribute to the recruitment of applicants from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. García on his new role.

Allison Brashear, M.D., MBA
Dean, School of Medicine
University of California, Davis

Hendry Ton, M.D., MS
Associate Vice Chancellor
Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
UC Davis Health