Inclusive Excellence Resources

UF clinical and translational science institute

Inclusive Excellence Resources

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.

Students in the College of Nursing Program complete practice simulation exercises in the George Harrell Medical Education Building.



Black Voices in Research Storytelling Events

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.

Black Voices in Research

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

Student Resources


McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

McKnight Fellowships support to under-represented PhD students in the hope that they will join the next generation of inspiring teachers and researchers.

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

ASSOCIATE DEAN, Student Advocacy and inclusion

Patricia Xirau-Probert, PhD

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.

Photo of Dr. Patricia Probert

College of Medicine

Associate Dean, Diversity and Health Equity

Donna Parker, MD

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.

Donna Parker

College of Nursing

Associate Dean, Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Affairs

Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN, FAAN

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).

Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini

College of Pharmacy

College of Public Health and Health Professions

associate dean for educational affairs

George Hack, PhD

George Hack

College of Veterinary Medicine

Assistant Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Michael Bowie, PhD

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.

Michael Bowie