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The mission of the UCR School of Medicine is to improve the health of the people of California and, especially, to serve In land Southern California by training a diverse work force of physicians and by developing innovative research and health care delivery programs that will improve the health of the medically underserved in the region and become models to be emulated throughout the state and nation.

Location: University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

8:00 AM - 8:20 AM

Welcoming remarks

Lisa Fortuna, MD, M.P.H, Kendrick Davis, PhD, Margarita Monge

8:20 AM - 9:00 AM


Andrew Buchert, MD

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

NIH, Pamala Tamez, PhD, Health Science Policy Analyst, DEIA Advocate, NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) Office. NIAAA, Nancy DiazGranados, PhD, Deputy Clinical Director NIMH, Christina Borba, PhD, Director of Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity NIDA, Angela Homles, PhD, Diversity and Disparities Program Officer NICHD, Amanda Alice Price, PhD, Director of the Office of Health Equity; Chief Scientific Diversity Officer NIMHD, Dorothy Castille, PhD, Training Coordinator and Senior Program Official

NIH Panel

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Kristen Kurland (Bio placeholder)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Residents will showcase their quality Improvement Projects, followed by a presentation from the Health Leadership Program

Psychiatry Resident Showcase (open to everyone)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:05 PM

Join us for a wonderful presentation led by National Institute of Mental Health, Training Director, Sussanah Allision, PhD

NIH Grant Writing Session

2:05 PM - 3:05 PM

UCR Library, Sponsored Research Programs (SRP), Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Research Resource Panel

3:05 PM - 3:15 PM


3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts, General Hospital/Program Director of Healthcare Data Analytics at MGHIHP

Shuhan He, MD

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, American Psychological Association

Jaime Diaz-Granadoz, MD

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing remarks

Kendrick Davis, PhD

Our Speakers

Kristen Kurland

Kristen Kurland is a Teaching Professor of Architecture, Information Systems, and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College and School of Architecture. She also holds a courtesy faculty appointment in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the College of Engineering. She is a co-chair of the Geographical Geospatial Science Committee of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She also serves on the NAS Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. Kristen Kurland is also the co-author of a series of best-selling GIS workbooks used by universities, colleges, and self-learners including GIS Tutorial for Health and GIS Jumpstart for Health Professionals.

Andrew Buchert, MD

Dr. Andrew Buchert serves as the Medical Director for Clinical Resource Management at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, in which he oversees the development, implementation, and measurement of clinical pathways for pediatric conditions, as well as performs insurance denial mitigation and multiple other utilization review functions for UPMC Children’s Hospital and the UPMC Pediatric Service Line. Dr. Buchert also leads multiple hospital-level patient safety and QI initiatives at UPMC Children’s Hospital and across the UPMC Pediatric Service Line. As an Associate Medical Director of the Wolff Center at UPMC, and the Director for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement for UPMC Medical Education, Dr. Buchert leads the patient safety and QI educational mission of UPMC Graduate Medical Education, specifically the integration of graduate medical trainees at all UPMC training programs and hospitals into the system-wide patient safety and QI efforts of UPMC. UPMC is the second largest GME training program in the country, with more than 2000 residents and fellows across 12 hospitals. Dr. Buchert is also a clinician-educator, serving as a pediatric hospitalist at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He earned his medical doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is currently working on a Master of Studies in Law degree with a healthcare concentration at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Shuhan He, MD

Shuhan He, MD is a dual faculty member in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Lab of Computer Science at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the Program Director for the MGHIHP’s HealthCare Data Analytics program as well as research staff Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, Surgical Critical Care at MGH. He was named one of Emergency Medicine's 25 under 45, Modern HealthCare Top 25 Emerging Leaders.

Jaime Diaz-Granados, MD

Dr. Diaz-Granados serves as the American Psychological Association’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer responsible for working with the CEO in developing, implementing, and assessing the association’s strategy, policies and goals, and overseeing the major programmatic areas of the association: Education, Science, Practice, Public Interest, Advocacy, Strategic Implementation, Membership, International Affairs, and the Leadership Development Institute. Prior to assuming this role in December 2019, Dr. Diaz-Granados served as Chief Education Officer and led APA’s efforts to enhance the quality of teaching and learning outcomes at all levels of education and to increase financial and policy support for psychology education and training.