Nada Fadul, MD, FIDSA
Dr. Fadul is Associate Professor and Faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Her primary area of clinical research and interest is HIV and how disparities impact HIV treatment and prevention. She is the Medical Director of the Specialty Care Center and The Principal Investigator of Ryan White grants. She will be leading the UNMC college of medicine efforts by integrating the principles of DEI and health disparities in undergraduate and graduate medical education programs.
Armando De Alba Rosales, MD, MPH
Dr. Armando De Alba is an Assistant Professor in the UNMC, Department of Family Medicine. He is also an active primary care physician in the State of Veracruz, México. In 2013, Dr. De Alba received his Master's degree from Public Health at UNMC, and from 2013 to 2014, he was a national Health Disparities Fellow for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Office of Minority Health. Dr. De Alba will contribute to the DEI efforts in improving the recruitment of a diverse pool of students to the college of medicine. He will also work on policies and procedures to foster an inclusive climate at the college of medicine and develop new opportunities such as service-learning to benefit our underserved communities and advocacy activities to help students strive for inclusive excellence.
Liliana Bronner, MHSA, MBA
DEI brief JD/mission: Bronner supports the DEI office in its collaboration with the admissions office in leveraging current pathway programs in the recruitment and retention of students underrepresented in medicine. She will help develop alternative pathways to medicine programs to improve student diversity at the college, establish and manage program metrics for current programs, and develop a dashboard to monitor recruitment efforts of underrepresented students in medicine.
Experience: Liliana Bronner, MHSA, MBA, is the director for medical pathway programs. She is a faculty member in the department of family medicine. She has extensive experience implementing outreach and educational enrichment efforts for Native American students through NIH-funded R25 grants. Her career at UNMC began at the Rural Health Education Network (RHEN), building the infrastructure support for rural student pathway programs and professional development for rural science teachers, as well as youth health science outreach and support for health profession trainees through the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program. Bronner has worked on multiple collaborative projects across the campus, with partners across the state, and even across the country that span outreach, scholarly work, and social action. Her commitment to DEI has transcended throughout her career trajectory at UNMC. She has coordinated about a dozen weeklong workshops for undergraduate college students at UNMC. One of those workshops was a Cultural Competency Workshop offered for one credit hour. Over a period of six years, she served on the Nebraska DHHS Office of Women’s and Men’s Health Advisory Council, advanced to chairperson position, and worked with state epidemiologists and health experts examining issues and trends of women’s health equity. In that role, she published reports and presented at regional conferences about these findings. She is one of the founding officers of the Interdisciplinary Association of Minority Health Professionals of the Omaha Metro Area. This charter was an effort to provide camaraderie and a safe place where underrepresented professionals in healthcare could network and form a collective voice about efforts needed to recruit underrepresented talent to healthcare. Along with Indigenous faculty members from UNMC and UNO, she also helped charter a local professional chapter of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society to provide leadership, professional development, and support from the national AISES office to Indigenous faculty and students.
Bronner holds a bachelor’s degree in health science education, along with two master’s degrees in health services administration and business administration. She is in the process of completing her doctoral studies in health practice and medical education research.
- Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
- Clinical Education Manager, Primary Care Center for Education, Research, & Healthcare Design
- Co-Director, Interprofessional Education Coil for the Medical School Curriculum