Delaney Named Interim Assistant Dean for Diversity
- By Jennifer Nachbur
University of Vermont College of Medicine Director of Admissions Tiffany Delaney, M.A.Ed., has been appointed interim assistant dean for diversity and inclusion. In addition, Delaney is serving as co-chair with Janice Gallant, M.D., associate dean for admissions, of the newly-established Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACDI). Delaney will continue her role in admissions while overseeing the plans, policies and initiatives for diversity and inclusion at the College.
Delaney’s position and the DACDI are part of organizational changes initiated by Dean Frederick C. Morin III, M.D., to help expand and focus college-wide efforts on diversity and inclusion for College of Medicine faculty, staff and students.
After earning a master’s degree in higher education administration from the George Washington University, Delaney joined the College of Medicine admissions office in 2003. She was named director of admissions in 2005, and has since been instrumental in the College’s very successful recruitment and outreach efforts.
The DACDI will make recommendations to help guide the staff and faculty through the complexities and nuances associated with successfully embedding the principles and practices of diversity, inclusiveness and cultural competence throughout the College of Medicine.
In addition to Delaney and Gallant, members of the DACDI include Alison Alpert, a medical student in the Class of 2014; Elizabeth Bonney, M.D., professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences; Eileen Cichoskikelly, Ph.D., assistant professor of family medicine and director of educational instruction and scholarship; Brian Cote, M.B.A., senior associate dean for finance and administration; Naomi Fukagawa, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine; James Hebert, M.D., professor of surgery; Lee Rosen, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and course director, Professionalism, Communication and Reflection; Jean Szilva, M.D., assistant professor emerita of anatomy and neurobiology; Margaret Tandoh, M.D., assistant professor of surgery; Paula Tracy, Ph.D., professor and interim chair of biochemistry, and director of Foundations and Pre-clinical Assessment.