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Smith arrives as associate chief diversity officer

Medicine@Yale, 2021 - January February


Rochelle D. Smith, MS, assumed the role of associate dean of diversity and inclusion and associate chief diversity officer. She came to Yale from Washington University in St. Louis, where she had been assistant provost for diversity initiatives. Smith founded the Washington University Diversity Pipeline Consortium for STEM, and her experience also included co-designing two faculty-of-color retention programs at Washington University that resulted in a record number of these faculty receiving tenure. In addition, she led the MD/PhD diversity effort and founded three student affinity groups at the university.