Executive Associate Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences Center, University of New Mexico
John Paul Sánchez has worked extensively to promote diversity and inclusion in the medical and academic medicine workforces. He is Co-Founder/President of BNGAP Inc. Since 2009, BNGAP has become nationally recognized for developing the concept of pre-faculty development and has collaborated with 70+ academic health centers to educate trainees, faculty, and senior administrators on how to develop the upstream pipeline of diverse medical trainees to become future faculty and senior academic leaders. In 2020, BNGAP launched the National Center for Pre-Faculty Development to support institutions in integrating Pre-Faculty Development as a new approach towards diversifying academic medicine. He is Executive Director of the Latino Medical Student Association Inc., the largest Latino medical student association in the country with 150+ chapters at allopathic and osteopathic medical schools across the country. In 2017, he led the development of the LMSA Faculty Physician Advisory Council, which has grown to 350+ advisors/physicians and recently launched the National Center for LMSA Leadership and Advancement (2021) consisting of 20 collaborating institutions. He has served as the Chair of the Council of Residents and as Founder of the Council of Young Physicians of the National Hispanic Medical Association. He also served as Secretary on the Board of the Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS).