Celebration of Diversity Week


The UF College of Medicine invites you to the 2019 Celebration of Diversity Week April 4-6

Diversity and inclusion are core values at the UF College of Medicine. The Celebration of Diversity Week was designed to honor those values and explore opportunities to work within our community to promote cross-cultural understanding and address health care disparities.

Read about how the college commemorated Celebration of Diversity Week 2019

 

Please see a full list of events for the 2019 celebration, which took place April 1-6, below.

 

Monday, April 1

Faces of UF Med Diversity Week Photo Project
7 – 10:30 a.m. | UF Health Shands Hospital Atrium

To showcase the rich diversity that makes us UF Health, we’re asking our faculty, staff and students to pose for individual portraits on April 1 from 7 – 10:30 a.m. in the UF Health Shands Hospital Atrium. Doughnuts will be available for participants.

Photos will be taken by emergency medicine physician and former photojournalist Giuliano De Portu M.D., assistant dean for diversity and health equity at the UF College of Medicine.

Follow @UFMedicine and the hashtag #FacesofUFMed or #UFMedDiversity on Instagram to view portraits of the many people who make us an institution that values inclusion and diversity.

Soul Pancake Student Activity
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building Terrace

Hannah ValantineStudents are welcome to participate in various activities that allow them to connect with and get to know their peers.

Deans’ Grand Rounds: “NIH’s Scientific Approach to Inclusive Excellence
Noon – 1 p.m. | George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building North Learning Studio (Room #125)

UF College of Medicine interim dean Dr. Joseph A. Tyndall and UF College of Dentistry dean Dr. Isabel Garcia present the deans’ grand rounds with guest speaker Dr. Hannah Valantine, chief officer of scientific workforce diversity for the National Institutes of Health. 

Lunch provided to the first 100 attendees.

Can’t make it to the event? View the live stream.


 

Chief Diversity Officer Antonio FariasTuesday, April 2

Soul Pancake Student Activity
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building Terrace

Students are welcome to participate in various activities that allow them to connect with and get to know their peers.

“Presence & Belonging: Developing a Framework for Transformation” Presentation
Noon – 1 p.m. | George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building North Learning Studio (Room #125)

Antonio Farias arrived at the University of Florida from Wesleyan University in 2018. As UF’s first chief diversity officer, Farias is charged with supporting an environment in which all members of the university community can achieve their goals.

Lunch provided to the first 100 attendees.

Can’t make it to the event? View the live stream.


 

Wednesday, April 3

Henri Ford

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8 a.m | George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building South Learning Studio (Room #135)

Dr. Henri Ford, dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, will join us for grand rounds titled “Leadership in American Surgery: An African American Perspective.”

Soul Pancake Student Activity
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building Terrace

Students are welcome to participate in various activities that allow them to connect with and get to know their peers.

“Conversations on Diversity and Leadership” Presentation
Noon – 1 p.m. | George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building North Learning Studio (Room #125)

Dr. Henri Ford, dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, will join us for a presentation.

Lunch provided to the first 100 attendees.

Can’t make it to the event? View the live stream.


 

Dr. Sarah VinsonThursday, April 4

Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8 a.m. | Communicore C1-4

2007 UF College of Medicine graduate Sarah Vinson, M.D., will present grand rounds for the department of pediatrics. Dr. Vinson is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Emory University School of Medicine. In addition to her academic roles, she is a mental health integrated care consultant at HEALing Community Center and a Carter Center consultant.

While at UF, she received a Distinguished Service Award and served as president of the Student National Medical Association. Dr. Vinson received the Morehouse School of Medicine Psychiatry Faculty of the Year award in 2015, is the president of the Georgia Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and is a past recipient of the American Psychiatric Association Diversity Fellowship at Emory University. Her work involves outreach efforts to de-stigmatize mental illness among minority communities, including creating the online resource Ourselvesblack.com.

Soul Pancake Student Activity
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building Terrace

Students are welcome to participate in various activities that allow them to connect with and get to know their peers.

International Luncheon
Noon – 1 p.m. | George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building Terrace

Join the UF College of Medicine Office for Diversity and Health Equity for an international lunch. Lunch provided to the first 100 attendees.

“Honoring LGBTQIA Health Stories” Panel
Noon – 1 p.m. | George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building Room #128

The UF Health Science Center Library will host a panel discussion that will focus on the experiences of health care professionals identifying as LGBTQ+.

Solving for X in the Y Domain: Strategies for Overcoming Gender Barriers to Leadership Lecture
4 p.m. | UF Cancer & Genetics Research Complex Auditorium

The UF College of Medicine, in partnership with UF’s Academic and Professional Assembly, Women in Medicine and Science, One Health Center of Excellence, and Association of Academic Women organizations, will host a leadership skills lecture and reception for women in the STEM professions.The lecture will be given by renowned author, organizational psychologist and executive coach Gae Walters, Ph.D., who works extensively with women who hold senior leadership positions in the STEM professions. Her talk will focus on developing strategies and responses to issues of institutionalized gender bias and backlash. A networking reception will follow in the atrium. Registration is required.


 

Dionna WilliamsFriday, April 5

“But First You Must Cross the Blood-Brain Barrier: Treating HIV Within the Brain Research Presentation
Noon – 1 p.m. | George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building South Learning Studio (Room #135)

Dr. Dionna Williams, an instructor of molecular and comparative pathobiology and an instructor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will join us for a research presentation.

Lunch provided to the first 100 attendees.

Can’t make it to the event? View the live stream.


Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Noon | McKnight Brain Institute Lauretta & John DeWeese Auditorium (Room #LG-101A)

Join the UF College of Medicine department of psychiatry for a grand rounds panel, “Effect of Culture on Professional Identity Development.”


 

Woman and man talking at the Emerald BallSaturday, April 6

Equal Access Clinic Student-Alumni Health Fair
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | UF Health Family Medicine — Eastside

Join students, faculty and Equal Access Clinic alumni in providing health screenings, blood glucose and blood pressure checks and overall wellness checks. The event will also include food trucks and a “kid’s korner” with face-painting and a balloon artist.

To volunteer, please contact medical student Ciara Styles at cmonet2013@ufl.edu. Setup will begin at 9 a.m. and breakdown will conclude at 3 p.m.

Office for Diversity and Health Equity Emerald Ball (INVITE ONLY)
6:30 – 10 p.m. | George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building Scott Commons