We are pleased to announce the following appointments to the important positions of Chief Diversity Officer/Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion (CDO/ADDI) on the Macon and Savannah campuses effective July 1, 2015. This appointment follows up on the recommendation of the Diversity Advisory Committee earlier this year.
Dr. Bonzo K. Reddick, MD , MPH will assume these duties for the Savannah campus. Dr. Reddick is a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine in 2002. He completed his family medicine residency at University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals in Chapel Hill, where he served as chief resident. He completed a fellowship at the UNC – Chapel Hill School of Medicine and earned a health disparities certificate and a master's degree of public health at the UNC – Chapel Hill School of Public Health. Dr. Reddick is board certified in family medicine and has an appointment as an Associate Professor. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Memorial University Medical Center and is the Academic Vice Chairman, Family Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr. Reddick has a special interest in health disparities.
Dr. Richard F. Camino-Gaztambide, MD, MA, will assume these duties for the Macon campus. Dr. Camino is a graduate of Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico in 1983. He completed an internship in pediatrics at the Pediatric University Hospital. He then completed psychiatry residency and subsequently a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine. Dr. Camino holds board certifications in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He completed a master of arts degree in religion and theology at the University of Notre Dame in 2014. He serves the school as the Psychiatry Clerkship Director and has an appointment as Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the school of medicine. Dr. Camino has special interests in cultural sensitivity and serves as national co-chair of the of the Religion and Spirituality committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
These two associate deans will work cooperatively to provide oversight and coordination of the diversity efforts for the school of medicine and will work to create campus environments that are inclusive and supportive. They will work with the dean of the Columbus campus on Columbus-related issues. They will lead efforts to encourage all members of the school of medicine community to develop an abiding respect for human dignity and difference, support and cultivate awareness, appreciation and engagement of diversity and inclusion and its relevance at MUSM and in healthcare.
Please congratulate them on this milestone achievement for our school.