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Equity Advisors at the School of Medicine

Takesha Cooper, M.D.
Takesha Cooper, M.D.
Brandon Brown, Ph.D.
Brandon Brown, Ph.D.

The Equity Advisor Program at the School of Medicine provides faculty, staff, and students with confidential advice and referral to resources on the topics of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The only topic they cannot keep confidential are violations of University policy, including sexual harassment and violence, but they can refer you to confidential campus resources on those topics.

The equity advisors at the School of Medicine are Takesha Cooper, M.D. and Brandon Brown, Ph.D.

In the coming months, the advisors will be holding office hours, conduct trainings, having a monthly catered lunch, and sharing some teachable items related to equity and can also meet with your individually by request.  The equity advisors will have no agenda, but will be there and ready to have a conversation with you. For more information, please email the advisors through their addresses on the right side of this page.

The program is a partnership with the UCR Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Contact the Equity Advisors

Brandon Brown, Ph.D.

Email: brandonb@medsch.ucr.edu
Alternate emailbjbrown@ucla.edu
Office Phone:  (951) 715-2712
Office Hours: Second Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and by appointment.

Takesha Cooper, M.D.

Email: takesha.cooper@medsch.ucr.edu
Alternate emailtcooper@ruhealth.org
Office Phone:  (951) 245-7663
Office Hours: Third Tuesday of the month from 10-11 a.m. and by appointment.

Office hours are held in Webber Hall 1237


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources

Below are resources offered to UCR students, staff and faculty, as well as an interactive website to help you navigate all resources available to you.

Office of the Ombuds

The Office of the Ombuds is an impartial resource where anyone (including faculty, staff, and students) with a UCR-related concern can explore potential options, resources, and strategies in an informal, confidential setting.  Confidential consultations with the Ombuds office do not constitute notice to the university.

Phone: (951) 827-3213

Website: https://ombuds.ucr.edu

Office of the Vice Provost of Administrative Resolution

The Office of Administrative Resolution is responsible for reviewing and resolving issues of policy, procedure, integrity and collegial relations that have the potential to impact the mission and well-being of the university. These issues include those involving students, staff and faculty.  Administrative resolution of issues of integrity and collegial relations can include mediation, informal negotiation, and formal procedures of review and resolution.

Email: vpar@ucr.edu

Phone: (951) 827-3541.

Chief Compliance Office

The Chief Compliance Officer is UCR's local designated official and works with other campus units to oversee investigations and compliance matters.  The Chief Compliance Office is responsible for receiving and investigating complaints under the UC Whistleblower and Whistleblower Protection policies, as part of the office's role in promoting the UC's ethics and compliance program.

Emailldo@ucr.edu

Phone: (951) 827-6223.  

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is a free, confidential service available to all faculty and staff  as well as family members living within their household.  The program is designed to help with a broad range of personal concerns.

Website: https://hr.ucr.edu/employee/fsap.html

 

Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE)

The CARE office provides prevention education and survivor advocacy support regarding sexual assault, intimate partner (dating/domestic) violence and stalking. Students, staff and faculty can connect with a confidential CARE Advocate to explore academic/housing accommodations, healing support, reporting options, safety planning and more.

Website: https://care.ucr.edu/

Equal Employment & Affirmative Action (EEAA)

The purpose of the Equal Employment & Affirmative Action (EEAA) function is to affirm and promote the University’s commitment to non-discrimination, equal employment, affirmative action, and advocate the rights of all individuals to equal opportunity in all aspects of hiring and employment without regard any characteristic protected by state or federal law (race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other).

Website: https://hr.ucr.edu/eeaa.html

Title IX Office

The UCR Title IX Office is responsible for responding to reports of sexual violence (sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking), sexual harassment, and other prohibited conduct as defined by the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment.

Website: https://titleix.ucr.edu/

HELP.UCR.EDU

Confused about where to make a report?  Looking for resources, or information about options?  This website is an interactive reporting portal for students, staff, and others who want help exploring options or making reports.

Website: https://help.ucr.edu