Vice Chancellor's Welcome

J. Renee Navarro, PharmD, MD, Vice Chancellor Diversity and Outreach
J. Renée Navarro, PharmD, MD, Vice Chancellor Diversity and Outreach


Welcome to the Office of Diversity and Outreach at UC San Francisco, the leading university exclusively focused on health. My Office serves as the campus and health system leader in building diversity in all aspects of UC San Francisco’s mission of advancing healthcare worldwide through ongoing assessment, development of new programs and building consensus. The seven units in my Office: Accessibility and Inclusion Officer; Center for Science Education and Outreach (CSEO); Confidential CARE Advocates; LGBT Resource Center; Multicultural Resource Center; the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD); and Sexual Violence Prevention and Response collaborate with the medical centers, hospital teaching sites and our industry peers to promote diversity, equity and inclusion across all groups on campus. These centralized services bolster and foster collaboration, improve our effectiveness and serve as a cornerstone for cultural transformation on our campus.

The mission of my office is to build a broadly diverse faculty, student, trainee and staff community, to nurture a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and to engage diverse ideas for the provision of culturally humble education, discovery and patient care. My priority is to execute a comprehensive strategic plan for diversity and outreach that supports UC San Francisco’s mission and the recruitment and retention of talented employees and students who contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

In addition, my office serves as a central resource on campus and health system for our internal and external community members highlighting news and programming that foster a collaborative culture. I invite you to attend one of our events and engage in a dialogue directly with my office, publicly or privately. You also may subscribe to our newsletters by clicking on the "subscribe" link at the bottom of the page.

The Office of Diversity and Outreach is a place where all members of the UCSF community are free to voice their concerns, collaborate and celebrate differences. I invite you to partner with me in making UC San Francisco a dynamic institution attracting innovators and leaders in science, education and care. I am privileged and honored to serve in this important role and to be of service to UC San Francisco and the community. Please feel free to contact my office any time at 415-476-7700.


J. Renée Navarro, PharmD, MD
Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Outreach,
Chief Diversity Officer,
Chief Outreach Officer