The Office of Faculty Affairs is directed by faculty members, JoAnn Trejo, Ph.D., MBA, Vivian Reznik, MD, MPH, and Deborah Wingard, Ph.D. The office has a dedicated team of staff who lead, develop and coordinate professional development activities, and perform data analysis.
UC San Diego Health Sciences
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0611
La Jolla, CA 92093-0611
JoAnn Trejo, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Faculty Affairs
Professor of Pharmacology
Dr. Trejo is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Faculty Affairs and Professor of Pharmacology. Her research focuses on cell signaling in the context of vascular inflammation and cancer. Dr. Trejo is responsible for developing and implementing strategies, initiatives, and programs that enhance the success, recruitment, and retention of an engaged and diverse faculty within Health Sciences. This includes the oversight, strategic direction, and implementation of comprehensive faculty development programs within Health Sciences.
Vivian Reznik, M.D., M.P.H
Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Reznik is Faculty Director and Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine and Public Health. She has a longstanding interest in faculty development and mentoring in academic medicine. She is the founding director of the UC San Diego National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM) program.
Deborah Wingard, Ph.D.
Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Wingard is a Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health and is Co-Director of the National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM). Dr. Wingard's research focuses on the field of gender and racial health disparities. She oversees
quantitative data collection and analysis for all of the OFA programs and climate surveys.
Virginia (Ginger) Hazen, Ph.D.
Manager, Operations and Strategy
Ginger Hazen became the Administrative Manager of the Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) in late 2018, a newly created position at UC San Diego. Ginger is responsible for the administrative arm of the office, including staff, operations, and communication. She oversees all aspects of the faculty development programs sponsored by OFA. In consultation with the Faculty Directors, she is responsible for managing faculty development and diversity initiatives from the strategic planning stage through implementation, enhancement, and reporting as well as administers diversity initiatives and facilitates the development of a diverse and inclusive community based on a culture of respect in academic medicine.
Rachel Tolano, M.A.
Program Manager and Executive Assistant
Rachel Tolano manages the
National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM), coordinates special events, annual
faculty workshops, Implicit Bias Trainings, and
Women in Health Sciences. She is also responsible for OFA administrative duties and program and office logistics, and serves as the executive assistant to the Faculty Directors.
Alexandra Bortnick, Ph.D.
Data Analyst and Program Manager
Alex joined the Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) in late 2018. Alex manages the
Faculty Mentor Training Program (FMTP), the
Grant Writing Course (GWC), and the
Cultivating a Culture of Respect in the Academic Environment (CCRAE) program. The Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) is committed to evidence-based, data-driven strategies to foster faculty success. To support this mission, Alex manages the
data collection, management, and analysis of all OFA programs, and contributes to the
publication of these findings for the larger academic medicine community. Alex monitors the Office's data integrity and accuracy and supports the Office in leveraging technology for greater efficiency and business intelligence.
Mariko Poupard, M.A.
Mariko Poupard joined the Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) in early 2019. She manages the
Future Faculty of Cardiovascular Sciences (FOCUS) program sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). She is committed to delivering excellent professional development programming for the faculty in academic medicine and building a strong community of support that leverages their wealth of experience and expertise.
Azra Mukanovic, M.A.
Azra joined the Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs in late 2019. She manages the prestigous San Diego IRACDA (Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award) postdoctoral program sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). She is committed to providing coaching, encouragement, and support to learners from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research enterprise, as well as advancing the progress of postdoctoral scholars toward research and teaching careers in academia.
Samantha Hurst, Ph.D., M.A.
Qualitative and Mixed Methods Consultant
Associate Project Scientist, Department of Family Medicine and Public Healthshurst@ucsd.edu
Khulan Hoshartsaga, Student Intern