This Advancing Faculty Diversity- Improved Climate and Retention Grant provides $225,000.00 in funding from the UC Office of the President, for the purposes of increasing women and underrepresented minority faculty in departmental leadership positions. Details as follows:

  • This two-year project, Leadership Equity Advances Diversity (LEAD), allows for the development, piloting, and evaluation of a leadership toolkit intervention focused on implementing systemic processes and tracking and accountability measures across 28 departments within the UCSF School of Medicine.
  • Outcomes will be assessed both through tracking implementation of best practices for searches as well as change in representation of women and Underrepresented Minorities (URM) in leadership. The intervention will build upon UCSF’s best practices for external faculty searches, the SOM Differences Matter initiative, and a recently implemented leadership accountability survey. After project materials are developed at UCSF, the LEAD project team will work closely with UC Health to disseminate toolkit materials throughout UC health professional schools.