About Us

The REACH Initiative is led by Terrance Mayes, Ed.D., Associate Dean of Equity and Strategic Initiatives at the School of Medicine and the Commission’s executive director in partnership with leaders throughout Stanford Medicine. Working together synergistically, these components will empower diverse cohorts of students to attend medical school at Stanford and beyond, advance health equity through new training programs, create new opportunities for collaboration with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority Serving-Institutions, and increase diversity in the academic research pipeline.