UCSF Psychiatry gathers to celebrate diversity at inaugural event

UCSF Department of Psychiatry faculty, staff, trainees, family and friends gathered together at the UCSF Faculty-Alumni House on the evening of Wednesday, July 22, to celebrate the department's track record and reaffirm their commitment to the important goal of fostering diversity and inclusiveness within departmental ranks, and providing effective, compassionate care to its diverse patient population. The standing room-only event was the first of its kind to be held at the department-wide level, thanks in large part to the efforts the UCSF Department of Psychiatry Diversity Committee and new LPPI Directory of Diversity Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS.

The informal gathering offered guests a chance to meet and mingle with their colleagues from across the department's many sites, as well as hear brief remarks from department and campus leaders about developments, initiatives and resources concerning issues of diversity at UCSF. Among those speaking at the event were UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations Director Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, MPH; SFGH Department of Psychiatry Deputy Chief Mark Leary, MD; UCSF Cultural Psychiatry Area of Distinction Director Emily Lee, MD; longtime department faculty member and UC Davis Professor Emeritus Francis G. Lu, MD; UCSF Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Outreach Renee Navarro, MD; and department chair Matthew W. State, MD, PhD.

Select photos from the event are below and the entire gallery can be viewed on the Department of Psychiatry Flickr site