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Any endeavor in strategic planning requires vision, experience and insight to assess needs, develop and implement creative programming to fill gaps, and establish ongoing evaluation of new program initiatives


Dr. C Gita Bosch has over twenty years academic and strategic operational leadership experience (Mount Sinai School of Medicine & Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center) with a focus on advancing diversity among students, faculty, administrative leadership and staff, and seven years of laboratory biomedical research experience (Mount Sinai School of Medicine and New York City Department of Health). She is deeply committed to and understands the need for the diversification of trainees, faculty, administrative leaders and staff for ongoing success of the workforce of the 21st century and beyond. She brings over twenty years’ experience in engaging with organizations to develop and implement diversity solutions that will take an organization from a recruitment and retention mindset to one of attraction and success. She also leads workshops on diversity-related issues such as cultural competency, unconscious bias, privilege, etc. 
 
For over 20 years, she served as the underrepresented student advocate at both Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She also served on a Diversity Task Force at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and subsequently on the Recruitment Committee of the Diversity Council there. In 2008, she served on the American Association of Medical Colleges Advisory Group to address diversity and health disparities in the nation.
 
And for over twenty years, she has been involved with various organizations that work with underrepresented minority undergraduate and graduate students such as the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), the Minority Health Professions Foundation (MHPF), and the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). She also serves on institutional External Advisory Committees for the Minority Access to Research Careers Programs (MARC) at City College of New York and the University of Arizona Tucson, and the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) at Hunter College (NIH-funded programs for underrepresented students). She also serves in an advisory capacity to the Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) [which she helped establish in 2001] at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and mentoring capacity to the students in the Program. She recently guided the current program leadership in a full self-assessment and evaluation of all aspects of the program and provided recommendations designed to enhance the Program and ensure its continued and long-term success.
 
As Associate Dean at both Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center she worked collaboratively with students, faculty and administrators at all levels within and beyond the institutions to develop, implement and assess programs and new initiatives to ensure the long-term success of the institutions. She has a combination of academic, business, human resources, marketing and computer technology skills that provided the foundation to substantially contribute to the creation of the Graduate School at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2003-2011), including an innovative curriculum, creative and visionary programs for student recruitment, development and retention with a strong emphasis on underrepresented students, a financial infrastructure, and community outreach. She worked with the New York State Education Department and Board of Regents to secure a charter and subsequent accreditation for the Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Prior to joining Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1990-2003), she led all aspects of the PhD, MD/PhD (NIH funded MSTP), Post-baccalaureate (NIH funded PREP for underrepresented students) and summer undergraduate programs (from recruitment to alumni tracking for the four programs, including all financial responsibility for the School).
 
As Associate Dean for Diversity and Community Engagement at Jefferson Medical College, she developed a Diversity Strategic Plan to increase diversity among the students, faculty and house staff by developing programs and initiatives that can take an organization from a recruitment and retention mindset to one of attraction and success. Earlier, at Case Western Reserve University, she served as a consultant with the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity to help guide the preparation of a full Diversity Strategic Action Plan for the University. She has served as a consultant to the Association of UNCF/Merck Fellows (The AUMF) to help launch this professional association of African American biomedical scientists to establish itself as a national presence by preparing a five-year Strategic Plan for the organization.
 
She has served in advisory capacities to institutions such as the American Museum of Natural History, Richard Gilder Graduate School, St. Jude's Children's Hospital and currently serves on the External Advisory Board for the Berlin School of Integrative Oncology in Berlin, Germany. She was also the co-PI for Training (Graduate and Undergraduate) on the U54 National Cancer Institute Partnership grant between City College of New York and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
 
For over twenty years, she has been involved in Career Coaching with students in the STEM fields to help with student preparedness for the next step in their education and/or professional careers. As an elected member of the Steering Committee of the GREAT Group, AAMC, she founded and chaired the Gateway for Aspiring Biomedical Scientists Committee which created and launched a resource website for trainees at all levels. She also has many years of experience leading professional development workshops including Applying to Graduate/Professional School, Interviewing, Writing, Time Management, Communication Skills, The Keys to Success, etc.