Our Members

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Ann M. Morris , MD
West Virginia University
Role
Chair
Position
Radiation Oncologist, Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
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Brianna Caison
Role
Student
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Reina Edwards
Role
Student
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Nicole Beason
West Virginia University
Position
Executive Director, Research & Graduate Education
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Candice M. Brown , PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology
Associate Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
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Michelle Butina , PhD, MLS (ASCP)
West Virginia University
Position
Vice Chair of Medical Laboratory Science Division, Pathology, Anatomy and Laboratory Medicine
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Scott Cottrell , EdD
West Virginia University
Positions
Associate Dean for Student Services & Curriculum, Medical Education
Professor, Medical Education, Student Services
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Norman D. Ferrari , MD
West Virginia University
Positions
Chair, Medical Education
Vice Dean for Medical Education, Student Services
Professor, Medicine
Professor, Pediatrics
Designated Institution Official for Transitional Year Residency Program, Transitional Year Residency Program
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Roberta Leonardi , PhD
West Virginia University
Position
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
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Mary Beth Mandich , PhD, PT
West Virginia University
Positions
Vice-Dean of Professional and Undergraduate Programs, Professional and Undergraduate Programs (SOM)
Professor, Human Performance - Physical Therapy
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Elizabeth Nardella , PhD
West Virginia University
Role
Co-Chair
Position
Associate Professor, Human Performance - Exercise Physiology
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Linda S. Nield , MD
West Virginia University
Positions
Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Dean of Admissions, Medical Education
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Tembele T Yangandawele , MD
West Virginia University
Position
Assistant Professor (Clinical) - Department of Family Medicine, Eastern Division

Purpose

To provide expertise and guidance to the WVU School of Medicine regarding all matters of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Duties and Responsibilities

To continually assess and address the impact of systemic inequality on School of Medicine programs and culture. Areas of interest may include (but are not limited to):

  • Recruitment of students, residents, staff and faculty
  • Admissions
  • Retention
  • Campus Culture
  • Education and Training

To serve as campus leaders in modeling inclusive behavior and advocating for those who may not have an equal voice.

Goals

Among the committee’s goals are hosting special events during Diversity Week, developing workshop and training opportunities, and evaluating hiring and recruiting procedures.