UCR New School of Medicine Dean Community Reception

UCR New School of Medicine Dean Community Reception

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Several significant organizations in the city of Riverside came together to welcome the new dean of UC Riverside’s Medical School Dr. Deborah Deas to the community: The Grier Concerned Citizens of UCR, The Vines Medical Society, the Riverside African American Historical Society, The NAACP, The Group, The Council of African American Parents, RUSD’s PLUS Program, and the VOICE. Dr. Deas joined UCR as the Mark and Pam Rubin Dean of the School of Medicine last month after serving as interim dean of the College of Medicine and professor of psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. During her remarks, she said the school’s mission to train a diverse workforce to meet the needs of the underserved is completely aligned with her passions and values. “I didn’t travel from the east coast to the west coast to enjoy the title of dean. I came to make a difference,” she said. (Photos: Vines Medical Society President Dr. Anthony Fenison introduces doctors present. Dr. Deborah Deas reminds the audience she still sees herself as “a farmer’s daughter.” (Jalani Bakari and Rose Mayes two of the event organizers.) Photos by Patrick Edgett

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