Diversity and Inclusion Resources

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Diversity and Inclusion Resources

As part of a university-wide commitment to creating an inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible community (I.D.E.A.), the UF Health Science Center (HSC) has established a network of resources designed to further this mission across all six health colleges and the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

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Black Voices in Research

As part of a university-wide commitment to creating an inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible community (I.D.E.A.), the UF Health Science Center (HSC) has established a network of resources designed to further this mission across all six health colleges and the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Black Voices in Research

Programs and Initiatives

The UF HSC offers a variety of programs and initiatives aimed at fostering a more diverse, inclusive, equitable and accessible academic and professional environment and community.

Black voices in research study flyer

study opportunity

Seeking Black biomedical researchers at UF

The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTS) and its Diversity and Cultural Competence Council (DC3) has partnered with the Life Story Lab at the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to amplify Black voices by collecting stories of the workplace experiences of Black biomedical researchers at UF through 45 to 75 minute virtual interviews. Responses will be kept anonymous and confidential and compensation will be provided for eligible participants.

Professional development

FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH PROFESSIONALS

UF CTSI Diversity and Cultural Competence Council (DC3)

The goal of the DC3 is to intimately examine long-standing and unspoken issues of racial injustice, equality, and diversity within the working environment of the Clinical Research Professional workforce.

DC3

Student resources

For new graduate students

Florida Board of Education Summer Fellowship Program

Helping underrepresented minorities transition to campus life through a 2-week orientation program

for medical students

Minority Mentoring Program

Providing support and guidance to minority medical students at the University of Florida College of Medicine

For Graduate Students

Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives

Providing currently enrolled graduate students with programs and services to assist and support the pursuit of a successful graduate education

Community engagement


Fellowships and funding opportunities

Below are funding opportunities available through the HSC for health students, faculty, staff, and research professionals who represent a diverse array of cultural backgrounds and experiences.

for arican-american and hispanic phd students

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

The program is designed to increase the number of African-American and Hispanic faculty in the state of Florida.

for phd students

McNair Graduate Assistantship Program

The McNair Graduate Assistantship Program was created to provide support for students who have successfully completed the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program as undergraduates.

for phd students

Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award

This award was established to assist underrepresented doctoral students with little or no funding to complete their dissertations.


Health Science Center Student Council on Diversity

The Health Science Center Student Council on Diversity (HSCD&I) was established as part of a commitment to to the advocacy of a diverse and inclusive environment within the UF Health Science Center (HSC). 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 HSC
  • Communicating the individual college initiatives to facilitate collaboration, integrate efforts, and broaden their impact
  • Liaising with HSC 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 HSC

Council members and leadership

Council Chairwoman

Leanne Dumeny

UF MD-PhD Program | Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Leanne Dumeny

Council Vice-chairwoman

Motomori Lewis

Graduate Assistant | POP PhD Program | Pharmacoepidemiology and Health Services

Motomori Lewis

Health Science Center Diversity Liaisons

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?

We have provided contacts here specific to the health-science colleges. You can find a broader array of resources across campus here on the website of the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer or by viewing the diversity and inclusion resources available at each of the colleges below.  

UF College of Pharmacy

John Allen, Pharm.D, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM, FCCP

Associate Dean, Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity | Clinical Assistant Professor

John Allen

UF College of PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Rachel Yoho

Clinical Assistant Professor

Rachel Yoho

UF college of nursing

Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN, FAAN

Assistant Dean, Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Affairs | Associate Professor

Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN, FAAN

UF college of veterinary medicine

Michael Bowie, PhD

Director, Community Engagement and Diversity Outreach | Clinical Assistant Professor

michael bowie

Explore Diversity Resources Specific to Each Health Science Center College