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Claire Pomeroy, M.D., M.B.A.

UC Davis Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine

Dr Pomeroy is an expert in infectious diseases and a professor of internal medicine and microbiology and immunology. She oversees UC Davis Health System and all of its academic, research and clinical programs, including the School of Medicine, the new Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, the 800-member physician practice group and the 613-bed acute-care hospital known as UC Davis Medical Center. Dr Pomeroy founded the Center for Reducing Health Disparities and led the establishment of Rural-PRIME, a program specifically designed to prepare physicians to practice in underserved rural communities. She is the principal investigator for the NIH-funded Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health program that addresses disparities in gender medicine. Dr Pomeroy has a special interest in health-care policy, and has led efforts to advance electronic health records to improve health care. She has published more than 100 articles and book chapters and edited two books. Dr Pomeroy is a member of the Independent Citizens Oversight Commission that governs the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the stem-cell initiative approved by California voters in November 2004.

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