Diversity in Neurology
Nerissa Ko, MD - Vice Chair for Diversity

Coming Events

Mentoring Across Differences: Webinar
by Catherine Lomen-Hoerth, MD, PhD
Monday October 21, 12pm to 1pm PST

Click here at or before noon on the 21st to access the webinar. You will be promoted to download free Zoom software if you don't already have it installed; click again to be connected to the webinar.  Alternatively, you can open up Zoom and type in the meeting ID number 4084011311. 

For this session we will be using Poll Everywhere. Log into Poll Everywhere to participate: https://pollev.com/catherinelom208

If using a mobile phone, text the message Catherinelom208 to 22333 to participate.

The webinar will be recorded for anyone who is unable to join us in real time.

Differences Matter Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training for Faculty. Led by specially trained School of Medicine faculty, these free workshops are eligible for 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. New dates added every month. Click here to register.

More events here: https://diversity.ucsf.edu/

Diversity Committee

The Neurology Diversity Committee was formed in January 2014 to improve diversity, defined across multiple domains, throughout the department. The committee advises the Hiring and Compensation Committees on equity issues in recruitment/retention and coordinates educational and community activities to increase awareness of diversity issues among faculty, staff, and trainees. The Committee reports to the Chair of the Department and also advises the Director of Administration.

Committee Chairs

Winston Chiong, MD, PhD
Mercedes Paredes, MD, PhD

Committee Members

Adeline Goss, MD
Viktoriya Irodenko, MD
Manu Hegde, MD, PhD
Vinith Johnson
Serggio Lanata, MD, MS
Lauren Patrick, MD
Jeanne Paz, PhD
Lani Pettersen
Ann Poncelet, MD
Neel Singhal, MD, PhD
Sandeepa Sriram, MD
Jon-Eric Van Leeuwen, MD, PhD

Opportunities for Leadership 


AAMC Leadership Seminars:

AAN Leadership University:


Would you like to be a speaker or mentor? Please contact us to let us know.

UCSF Diversity Initiatives and Resources

Visiting Elective Scholarship Program (VEP) for fourth-year medical students who are underrepresented in medicine.

Differences Matter : developing and sustaining a culture of equity and inclusion at UCSF.

UCSF's Diversity and Outreach website.

"Injustice and Health" UCSF Teach-in 
with CNN Correspondent Soledad O'Brien, recorded on February 24, 2016.

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Under-Represented Faculty and Senior Fellows for Clinical and Translational Research Award

Take the Implicit Association Test (IAT) online at Project Implicit to discover and measure your attitudes and beliefs toward others.