Modern Healthcare names UCI Health physician among top diversity leaders

September 20, 2021
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Modern Healthcare has named Dr. Charles Vega among top Diversity Leaders to Watch in 2021 in its annual review of the healthcare industry’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Vega is a family medicine physician for UCI Health; associate dean, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, UCI School of Medicine and director of PRIME-LC, a five-year, dual-degree program at UCI designed to create leaders and physician-activists who will work in underserved Latino communities. He was cited by Modern Healthcare for the following:

  • Developed a program to address health disparities affecting Latino communities.
  • Created an academy to help people from underrepresented backgrounds join the UCI faculty after their training is complete.

According to Modern Healthcare, honorees on this year’s list represent a cross section of the industry and have demonstrated a commitment to expanding and improving access to care, regardless of a patient’s race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. They’ve also served as mentors to advance diversity within the industry’s leadership ranks.

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