Diversity Committee Announced

Members of the School of Dentistry’s Diversity Committee were announced today by Interim Dean Gary Chiodo, D.M.D. `78, F.A.C.D. They are:

*Agnieszka Balkowiec, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of integrative biosciences;

*Phyllis Beemsterboer, M.S., Ed.D., associate dean for academic affairs;

*Jack Ferracane, Ph.D., professor and chair of restorative dentistry;

*Leslie Garcia, M.P.A., OHSU assistant chief diversity officer, center for diversity and inclusion;

*Lillian Harewood, D.M.D. `95, Alumni Association board member;

*Noor Khaki, third-year dental student;

*Mark Mitchell, M.A., associate dean for student affairs;

*Sikhmanpreet Sidhu, first-year dental student.

The Diversity Committee chair is Jay Anderson, D.M.D., M.H.S.A., director of the Russell Street Dental Clinic. The committee, which will host its first meeting soon, will explore ways to boost diversity within the School student body and faculty.