Dr. Kayla Enriquez and Dr. Starr Knight receive Diversity Fund Awards

Dr. Kayla Enriquez and Dr. Roneesha (Starr) Knight, Assistant Professors of Emergency Medicine, are recipients of the UCSF School of Medicine Dean’s Diversity Fund awards and join the 2016 class of John A. Watson Faculty Scholars. Applicants were selected based on their commitment to advancing diversity, inclusion and equity in academic medicine. The awards provide three-year, $75,000-per-year grants to help advance careers and support mentoring. This fund was initiated by the dean and implemented by the Chairs and Directors Council on Diversity (CD2), which is charged with developing, implementing and monitoring programs to increase the culture of diversity and inclusion among faculty within the School of Medicine. The recipients of the grants have been named John A. Watson Faculty Scholars after Professor John A. Watson, whose service to the UCSF School of Medicine spanned forty-six years. Dr. Watson is a pioneer for diversity, an inspiring mentor, and a tenacious scientist. During his tenure as dean of admissions in the 1970s, he rapidly increased the number of women and minority students in the entering medical school classes.