As part of a university-wide commitment to creating an inclusive and accessible community, the UF academic health center has established a network of resources designed to further this mission across all six health colleges and the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
As part of a university-wide commitment to creating an inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible community (I.D.E.A.), the UF academic health center has established a network of resources designed to further this mission across all six health colleges and the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
Health Science Center Student Council on Diversity
The Health Science Center Student Council on Diversity was established to advocate for a diverse and inclusive environment within the UF academic health center. The HSCD&I aims to recruit, retain, and support individuals across all identities to promote a diverse medical and scientific workforce, improving healthcare equity for all.
The goals of this council include…
- Developing ways to improve feelings of inclusion and belonging among professional and graduate students
- Serving as an additional means for advocacy of students and discussion for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I)-related issues in the academic health center
- Communicating the individual college initiatives to facilitate collaboration, integrate efforts, and broaden their impact
- Liaising with academic health center Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Deans’ Council and serving as a resource for collaboration on faculty-led D&I initiatives
- Facilitating university outreach and recruitment programs within the academic health center
Council members and leadership
UF MD-PhD Program | Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Graduate Assistant | POP PhD Program | Pharmacoepidemiology and Health Services
Helping underrepresented minorities transition to campus life through a 2-week orientation program.
Providing currently enrolled graduate students with programs and services to assist and support the pursuit of a successful graduate education.
McKnight Fellowships support to under-represented PhD students in the hope that they will join the next generation of inspiring teachers and researchers.
The McNair Graduate Assistantship Program supports students who have successfully completed the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program as undergraduates.
Health Science Center Diversity Liaisons and College Resources
Looking for a contact person who can provide assistance with diversity and inclusion resources in your department? How about a speaker who can lead a workshop or seminar for your staff? Or, connect with the people and organizations working to support diversity throughout the University of Florida’s Health Science Center.
College of Dentistry
As a Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Probert teaches a range of oral health courses and devotes much of her focus to directing the Keys to Success program. Keys to Success matches undergraduates with HSC faculty and students to strengthen and broaden these connections.
College of Medicine
An Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Parker has devoted her career to the care of under-represented children in healthcare, as well as meeting their needs for equitable education, nurturing and mentoring. Her commitment to the UF HSC has spanned decades and has played a key role in increasing the number of under-represented MDs matriculating and graduating from UF.
College of Nursing
An Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, Dr. Stacciarini focuses on mental health promotion and health disparities in under-represented communities, community-based participatory research for minorities, and in rural and international populations. Her commitment to diversity initiatives has been recognized with the UF/HSC Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Award (2014) and the UF Inclusive and Excellence Diversity Award (2017).
College of Pharmacy
A Clinical Associate Professor, Dr. Allen focuses on health equity issues and complications related to antimicrobial and antibiotic drug-resistant infections, particularly in the ICU.
College of Public Health and Health Professions
College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Bowie has long been recognized and valued for his leadership in diversity and outreach both within the UF community and on a national level. Before joining the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Bowie directed the office of recruitment, retention and multicultural affairs at the College of Education; since 2018, when he transitioned to the College of Veterinary Medicine, he has played an outsize role in supporting its under-represented students, staff and faculty. Now an Assistant Dean of DEI, Dr. Bowie helms efforts to guide his college through these turbulent times.