February 1-28, 2022


Black History Month spotlight from Florida Medical Association featuring our very own UFCOM students; Samari Blair, M.D. Candidate Class of 2023.



Happening at UF College of Medicine:

Happy Black History Month!

Every year, we take the opportunity to celebrate the amazing legacy of African-American individuals who have played a central role in U.S. history.

 Black History Month poster located in the atrium of the Harrell Medical Education Building, where we highlight African-Americans individuals who have made significant contributions to science, medicine, and healthcare as a whole. These efforts are brought to you by the Class of 2023 Diversity Liaisons, Samari Blair and Esther Duqueney, in collaboration with The Office for Diversity and Health Equity.

 The UF Chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) will be hosting a viewing of the Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s documentary, “Becoming” on February 11 at 7 pm in SLS of HMEB.

In addition, we encourage you to look-up and participate in Black History Month activities across the College of Medicine, UF campus, and Gainesville community.


2021 Black History Month Presentation Courtesy of Class of 2023 Diversity Liaisons, in Collaboration with the Office for Diversity and Health Equity

2021 Black History Month : Event Highlights

Helen O. Dickens, M.D. : A Pioneer Robert Boyd, M.D. : NMA'S First PresidentDamon Tweedy, M.D. : Author, "B;ack Man in a White Coat"Joycelyn Elders, M.D. : First Black U.S. Surgeon General, appointed in 1993.Charles Dewitt Watts, M.D. : Civil & Human Rights AdvocateJames Mc Cune Smith, M.D. : A PioneerWillian Augustus Hinton, M.D. : Father of the "Hinton Test, First African American Professor at Harvard UniversityDonna Christian-Christensen, M.D. : Advocate for Minority Health, Chair Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust 1998,, first female Physician Congress Woman


April 4 – April 9, 2022 – Details Coming Soon!