Celebration of the 5th Annual Diversity Week

The celebration of the annual Diversity Week, which took place during the week of April 5-10, 2021 was hosted by the Office for Diversity and Health Equity (ODHE) courtesy of University of Florida College of Medicine (UFCOM). Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all the week’s events were held virtually.
The purpose of this week is to promote one of UFCOM’S strategic pillars, which is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in medicine.
Please follow the link below for a recap of the week’s highlights and scroll down to watch recordings of the week’s events.



February 1-28, 2021

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