CAMPOS and its committee have transitioned to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We are so appreciative of the below members for their contributions while serving on the CAMPOS Committee while the program was housed with UC Davis ADVANCE.
David Acosta, M.D. is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Chief Diversity Officer for the UC Davis Health System (UCDHS). He is a Clinical Professor in the Health Sciences, Board-Certified in Family Medicine, and completed his medical education and residency training at UC Irvine and UC San Francisco. His extensive work experience spans the pipeline continuum working with URM pre-health students to faculty, and includes holding leadership positions in rural community health centers, residency and fellowship programs, diversity affairs and admissions. His teaching focuses on cultural competency and Hispanic health.
Nina Amenta is Professor and Department Chair of Computer Science at UC Davis and is Director of the Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization at UC Davis. She works in computational geometry, using discrete geometry to develop algorithms for problems in areas like computer graphics and simulation. Her recent research has focused on interpreting LiDAR data from forests and analysis techniques for collections of biological shapes like bones or cortical surfaces.
Raymond Rodriguez is a Professor in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology and is currently Director of the NIH-sponsored Center of Excellence for Nutritional Genomics at UC Davis. After receiving his Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1974, he was an A.P. Giannini Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Herbert W. Boyer at UC San Francisco Medical Center. While at UCSF, Dr. Rodriguez developed molecular cloning technologies that now serve as the foundation for the biotechnology industry.
Maureen Stanton is Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Evolution and Ecology.VP Stanton served as Chair of the Department of Evolution and Ecology (2005-2011), is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received numerous awards for her research and teaching, including the UC Davis Prize for Teaching and Scholarly Achievement (2005). She has also served as the Vice-President of the American Society of Naturalists (2001), a Senior Advisor for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), and is a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences.
The National Science Foundation began supporting ADVANCE initiatives in 2001, and has awarded over $130M in funding for a variety of programs. The most significant efforts seek to create permanent institutional transformation.