University News

Bennett named to diversity posts

By
News Editor
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jabbar Bennett, assistant dean for recruiting and professional development for the Graduate School, will take over as director of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Alpert Medical School Nov. 1. Bennett has also been named associate dean for diversity in the Division of Biology and Medicine.

Bennett will “coordinate diversity efforts and professional development for medical and graduate students” in his new roles, according to a joint email from Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences Edward Wing and Dean of the Graduate School Peter Weber P’12. Bennett will also provide support for minority faculty members.

Before joining the Grad School in 2009, Bennett worked at Harvard Medical School and served as director of the Office for Multicultural Faculty Careers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also held the position of research and science specialist in the Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity and Community Partnership.