Name: Dr. Jeff Druck
Title: Assistant Dean for Student Affairs; Co-Director Office of Professional Excellence
Institution: University of Colorado
Bio: Dr. Jeff Druck grew up in Houston, where he attended college and medical school. After completing his residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver Health, he became faculty at Emory University for two years before returning to Colorado, where he has remained since. He is passionate about creating an inclusive equitable environment for learning for trainees and students across the spectrum. Aside from roles as Assistant Dean of student affairs and Co-Director of the Office of professional excellence, he has previously been president of the faculty senate, president of the board for camp Wapiyapi, and associate program director for the Denver Health EM residency; however, his most important roles are as a husband and a father to four children, where he sometimes does admirably and other times comes in under the bar.
Name: Dr. Sheryl Heron
Title: Vice Chair - Administrative Affairs/Assistant Dean
Institution: Emory University
Bio: Dr. Sheryl Heron is a Professor and Vice Chair of Administrative Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine, the Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs on the Grady Campus and Associate Director of Education and Training for the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory (IPRCE) at Emory University School of Medicine. She is a Past Chair of the Emergency Medicine Section of the National Medical Association. She has received several awards including the Partnership against Domestic Violence’s HOPE Award, the Woman in Medicine Award from the Council of Concerned Women of the National Medical Association, the Gender Justice Award from the Commission on Family Violence and was named a hero of Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). In 2012, she was named the inaugural President of the Academy for Diversity & Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM) of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and is currently on ACEP's Diversity and Inclusion task force. She is an editor of two textbooks in Emergency Medicine on Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care. Dr. Heron has lectured extensively on Wellness/Work-Life Balance, Diversity/Disparities Care in Emergency Medicine as well as the medical response to Intimate Partner Violence.
Name: Dr. Bernie Lopez
Title: Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
Institution: Thomas Jefferson University
Bio: Executive Vice Chair, Department of EM and Associate Dean, Diversity and Community Engagement, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University