Announcing 2022 ADVANCE-UP Scholars


The School of Medicine Office for Faculty is pleased to announce​ the 2022 ADVANCE-UP Scholars!

ADVANCE-UP (Academic DeVelopment Advocacy Networking, Coaching and Education for Underrepresented Populations) is a year-long program that provides in-depth opportunities for academic development, mentoring, and networking for faculty from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds. The program aims to address the challenges that underrepresented faculty encounter in academic medical centers and ultimately seeks to create a network of scholars that will enhance the sense of community among underrepresented faculty, foster timely promotion, and increase representation in leadership positions. 

2022 ADVANCE-UP Scholars:

Profile images of Dr. Adams, Bravo, Stransky and Evans

  • Tiffany Adams, PT, DPT, MBA, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Mercedes Bravo, PhD, DGHI
  • Andrea Diaz Stransky, MD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Chantell Evans, PhD, Cell Biology

Profile images of Drs. Kennedy, Lopez, Mann and Oloruntoba-Sanders

  • Kendrick Kennedy, MD, Surgery
  • Giselle López, MD, PhD, Pathology
  • Delani Mann, MD, Medicine
  • Omobonike Oloruntoba-Sanders, MD, Medicine

profile images of Drs. Ransey, Sinclair and Windom

  • Elizabeth Ransey, PhD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Matthew Sinclair, MD, Medicine
  • McAllister Windom, MD, Pediatrics

Program Alumni