The Office of Faculty Affairs is directed by faculty members, JoAnn Trejo, PhD, MBA, Vivian Reznik, MD, MPH, and Deborah Wingard, PhD. 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 0742
La Jolla, CA 92093-0742
JoAnn Trejo, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Professor of Pharmacology
Dr. Trejo is the Associate Dean for Health Sciences Faculty Affairs and Professor of Pharmacology. Her research focuses on signal transduction in the context of endothelial inflammation and breast cancer. She is the co-director of NCLAM and director of the San Diego IRACDA postdoctoral scholars program. She currently serves as the Faculty Equity Advisor Representative for Health Sciences, Chair of the Health Sciences Equity Committee and member of the Health Sciences Faculty Rights and Welfare Committee.
Vivian Reznik, M.D., M.P.H
Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Reznik is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Faculty Affairs 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 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.
Administrative and Programs Manager
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 is responsible for managing the National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM), coordinating special events, AAMC and Rady MBA sponsorships, 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.
Program Manager and Data Analyst
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). 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.
Samantha Hurst, Ph.D., M.A.
Qualitative and Mixed Methods Consultant
Associate Project Scientist, Department of Family Medicine and Public Healthshurst@ucsd.edu