Dr. Vickie Mays, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, received the Career Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award from the UCLA Academic Senate.
In addition to Dr. Mays’ service as a professor at the Fielding School and in the Department of Psychology in the College of Letters and Sciences, she also serves as the director of the UCLA Center for Bridging Research Innovation, Training and Education for Minority Health Disparities Solutions, which is known as BRITE. As director, Dr. Mays is engaged in cognitive studies of how race-based discrimination impacts cognitive processing by the brain and how the stress of race-based discrimination contributes to early mortality. She was also part of a committee that developed the UCLA Research Initiative for Diversity and Equity, which funded 17 small grants that examined social climate on campus as it related to diversity and inclusion. Dr. Mays is also being recognized for advancing the field of diversity courses even before they were supported and for working with high schools to increase the pipeline into higher education and employment opportunities in research.
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