Zimmer to take diversity, advising posts

By Staff

Shanta Zimmer, an infectious disease physician and professor at the University of Pittsburgh, will join the School of Medicine this spring as the associate dean for diversity and inclusion and head of the Career Advising Program for Undergraduate Medical Education.

At the University of Pittsburgh, Zimmer also is vice chair of education for the Department of Medicine and the Internal Medicine Residency Program director. Her husband, Fernando Holguin, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at University of Pittsburgh and assistant director of the Asthma Institute at UPMC Montefiore Hospital, also will become the head of the Latino Health Research and Policy Program. He will have a clinical and research presence in the Center for Lungs and Breathing in asthma at University of Colorado Hospital.