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Areas of Focus

SEEDS comprises seven distinct areas of focus: environment, recruitment, professional development, education, leadership, research & innovation, and outreach.

SEEDS Initiative

Our Initiatives

Working groups within each focus area of SEEDS cultivate a growing list of defined and evolving initiatives that aim to fulfill overarching goals.

SEEDS Get Involved

Get Involved

Learn how to get involved in the efforts of SEEDS, such as joining a focus area working group or becoming a member of the steering committee to track progress and provide support.


Steering Committee

The Steering Committee provides coordination as well as concept support, resource support, and financial support for the SEEDS Initiative. Our role is assisting the development of an integrated DEI plan for each division and office within the Department.

Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery


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Upcoming SEEDS Events

Surgery EDI Leadership

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Gayle DiLalla, MD
Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Pamela Keels, MBA
EDI Program Director
Rodney Reeves
Rodney Reeves
EDI Program Coordinator

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