Chancellor Michael V. Drake will be honored as a 2007 Champions of Health Professions Diversity recipient by The California Wellness Foundation. His efforts to increase diversity in the University of California’s health-profession schools have elevated him as an expert and leader in recruiting and retaining minority students, and he played a key role in the creation of Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community, a groundbreaking UC Irvine program that prepares clinical leaders focused on improving health care for California’s Latino population. Drake shares this award with Drs. Hector Flores and Ernest C. Levister Jr., and each will receive $25,000 for their leadership in increasing diversity in the health professions. They will be honored Monday, June 11, at a ceremony in Los Angeles.