A reception for Brian Gibbs, who was recently named associate vice chancellor in the UNM Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity, will be held at the Domenici lobby on Thursday, April 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. Join the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs, University of New Mexico African American Student Services, the UNM Division for Equity and Inclusion and the UNM HSC Black Health Resource Center in welcoming Gibbs to the position.

Gibbs, a public health practitioner with 30 years of experience in health disparities reduction, is also an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

"With the valuable addition of Dr. Gibbs to our Office for Diversity, we have a powerful opportunity to expand our programs and curricula to better recruit and train health care professionals in New Mexico, a state rich in cultural diversity,” said Chancellor Paul Roth.

In addition to Gibbs’ duties promoting inclusivity and diversity throughout the HSC, he will facilitate the general work of the Office for Diversity through goal-setting, strategic planning, evaluation, engagement in HSC, campus, local, statewide, and national activities, and in the development of community collaborations. He will be involved in diversity and inclusion efforts relating to faculty, learners and staff, as well as assist in aligning and leveraging faculty development efforts within the HSC and external constituencies.