David Horne new Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Dr. David Horne, associate professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) has been selected as our new Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, effective Nov. 16.
In this role, he will provide leadership and guidance on initiatives to further the department’s efforts to directly confront bias and racism at the individual program, departmental and systemic levels through innovative programs and policies in support of all divisions and programs, as well as in our partnership with local, regional and global partners and communities that we serve.
He will play a key role in the development of our strategic plan around DEI, and lead both short- and long-term planning and development of DEI programs to grow and sustain an equitable and inclusive working and learning environment for students, trainees, faculty, and staff.
“Dr. Horne combines lived and professional experiences with a passion and strong commitment to DEI work,” said Department Chair Dr. Barbara Jung. “I’m excited to partner with him to move our department forward.”
Thank you to search committee chair, Dr. Fuki Hisama, and the entire search committee for their efforts, and to Dr. Dan Cabrera, who has served as interim associate chair for DEI since 2021.