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regina sims wright

Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
diversity in the college of health sciences


at the UD College of Health Sciences


In the College of Health Sciences, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers of academic excellence, impactful research, and proficient practice. We are committed to developing and implementing strategies to recruit and retain highly qualified students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and nurture an inclusive environment with a sense of belonging and engagement. As a leader in health sciences training, it is our mission to train and mentor future clinicians and scientists who understand and appreciate diversity and have the cultural competence to interact effectively in a diversifying nation and world.

The CHS Health Sciences Summer Camp is among 50 programs receiving the 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine, the largest and oldest diversity, equity, and inclusion publication in higher education. Read more about winning this diversity award here.

Alyssa Benjamin – Program Coordinator, Pipeline/Affinity Programs, Deans Office Team

Subhasis (Sam) Biswas – Professor, Medical & Molecular Sciences representative

Kimberly DeShields – Human Resources Generalist, Deans Office Team

Sharon Dudley-Brown – School of Nursing representative

Carrie Earthman – Professor, Behavioral Health & Nutrition representative

Amanda VanHorne – Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Megan Wenner – Assistant Professor, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology representative

Samuel Wilson – Chief Business Officer, Deans Office Team

Daniel White – Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy representative 

Regina Wright – Associate Dean for Diversity, Deans Office Team


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