Two Women Named Assistant Deans for Faculty Diversity at Weill Cornell Medical College

Weill Cornell Medical College in New York has announced the appointment of two women as assistant deans for faculty diversity. The new assistant deans are Carla Boutin-Foster and Rache M. Simmons.

“Diversity is a major goal of Weill Cornell and core to Cornell University’s mission,” says Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College. “These newly created positions signal how important diversity is to our institution. Weill Cornell has a long tradition of promoting diversity and increasing it will be the foundation for our continued strength and success.”

Carla Boutin-Foster has served since 2009 as the director of cultural diversity in the Office of Faculty Diversity at the Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also an associate professor of internal medicine at the school. Dr. Boutin-Foster is a graduate of the State University of New York Downstate Medical College and holds a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.

Rache M. Simmons has been serving as director of gender equality at the school. She is an accomplished surgeon and has pioneered innovations in minimally invasive breast cancer surgery. She will continue to serve as the Anne K. and Edwin C. Weiskopf Professor of Surgical Oncology at Weill Cornell. Dr. Simmons is a graduate of Duke University and the Duke University Medical School.


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