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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at HSCL: HSC Diversity Information

UF Health Science Colleges

The UF College of Dentistry's Office of Student Advocacy & Inclusion

"Our vision is to create a student body and community of scholars that reflects the rich cultural and ethnic diversity of Florida and the United States. With our society changing inexorably and embracing cultural diversity, no challenge exists or has greater importance in higher education and dental education than the challenge of integrating students and faculty from diverse cultural and ethnic minority groups..."


Inclusion, Diversity & Access Initiatives

From Dean Garcia: Social and Racial Justice Efforts

Antidiscrimination Statement

College of Dentistry Academics for Black Lives List of Resources

Student Organizations 

Student Advocacy & Inclusion Contacts

Assistant Dean for Student Advocacy & Inclusion

Patricia Xirau-Probert, Ph.D.

Office: D3-12


Education/Training Specialist

Jordan Sharpshair, M.S.

Office: D4-33


Academic Assistant

Alex Franklin

Office: D4-35


Student Assistant

Samaiya Jackson

Office: D4-34



The UF College of Medicine's Office for Diversity and Health Equity

"...the University of Florida College of Medicine recognizes that medical education, healthcare excellence and health equity will best be achieved by a diverse and inclusive healthcare workforce caring for diverse patients in a multicultural environment. The College of Medicine will continually strive to promote, support and actively enhance the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups to its student body, residency training programs, faculty and staff positions, in conjunction with the education in cultural humility of all trainees and healthcare providers..."


UF COM Statement on Diversity

UF COM ODHE Video Presentation

UF COM Minority Mentor Writing Program

UF COM Celebration of Diversity Week 2021

UF COM Student Organizations 

UF COM Office for Diversity and Health Equity Faculty & Support Staff

Jose Abisambra, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Diversity & Health Equity
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease

Giuliano De Portu, M.D., FACEP
Assistant Dean Diversity & Health Equity
Assistant Professor , Emergency Medicine & Emergency Ultrasound

Michelle Jacobs, M.D.
Assistant Dean, Diversity & Health Equity
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry

Donna Parker, M.D.
Associate Dean
Office for Diversity & Health Equity
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Florida


Stephanie Ryan, M.D., FAAP
Assistant Dean, Diversity & Health Equity/LGBTQ Liaison
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Al Robinson, III, M.D.
Assistant Dean, Diversity & Health Equity
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology

Carol McAllister-Enoch
Administrative Support Assistant III 

Joyce Lizwelicha
Administrative Support Assistant II



The UF College of Nursing Office of Diversity Inclusion and Engagement

"The University of Florida College of Nursing is committed to fostering an environment that supports all individuals and values diversity, inclusion and equity. As nurses who strive to Care, Lead and Inspire, we must express our core values of diversity, respect and courage in our thoughts and actions."


UF CON Statement Against Racism

UF CON Statement Condemning Hate and Racial Violence

UF CON Diversity and Inclusion Award

UF CON Embrace Program

UF CON Student Organizations 

UF CON Social Justice Steering Committee 




Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement

Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN, FAAN

Click here to view full research profile   

UF College of Pharmacy Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Folakemia Odedina, Ph.D., Chair

Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research


Dr. Folakemi Odedina works on the development of a predictive behavioral model of prostate cancer disparities among Black men and the implementation of cost-effective, community-based intervention programs in minority and underserved communities. Dr. Odedina is the Director of the University of Florida Health Cancer Center Cancer Health Disparities.

Committee Members

LGBTQ+ & Allies A Sub-Committee of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The LGBTQ+ & Allies sub-committee will create and sustain a forum for college-level dialogue on issues directly related to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and non-binary members of the community and their allies at the College of Pharmacy, specifically to:

Build on institutional strengths of the University of Florida committed to an affirming and inclusive community as articulated in Goal 1 of the UF Strategic Plan: An exceptional academic environment that reflects the breadth of thought essential for preeminence, achieved by a community of students, faculty, and staff who have diverse experiences and backgrounds.

  • Objective 1. UF students, faculty and staff with increasingly diverse demographic and geographic characteristics.
  • Objective 2. A university climate that is inclusive, supportive and respectful to all.
  • Objective 3. Diverse, robust educational and interdisciplinary areas of excellence.
  • Objective 4. Increased globalization to enhance our effectiveness as world citizens.

Generate and pursue ideas in greater depth, including opportunities to increase representation of diverse populations throughout the college community, maintain a welcoming and affirming campus environment, strengthen prospects for inclusive scholarship and learning, and engage the greater Florida community through outreach.

Offer recommendations to the Faculty Governance Committee and the Dean of the College of Pharmacy that provide a pathway to inclusive excellence throughout the college community.




Committee Members

  • Chair: Oliver Grundmann – grundman@UFL.EDU 
  • Co-chair: Shane Ryan – shane.ryan@UFL.EDU
  • Lais Da Silva, Graduate Student Member – Gainesville
  • Laura Davis, 3PD Student Member – Jacksonville
  • Justin De Leo, Staff Member – Remote
  • Alex Duarte, 1PD Student Member – Gainesville
  • Yesenia Felix-Irizarry, 1PD Student Member – Orlando
  • Tyler Holets, 2PD Student – Orlando
  • Tamara King, Graduate Student Member – Gainesville
  • Sarah  Mazorra, Staff Member – Gainesville
  • Eric Money, Staff Member – Gainesville
  • Joshua Pullo, Faculty Member – Orlando
  • Lauren Quiroga, 2PD Student Member – Gainesville
  • Rafael Sanchez, 3PD Student Member – Gainesville
  • Corinne Singer, 2PD Student Member – Jacksonville


College of Pharmacy Student Organizations (Click Here to View List)

UF College of Public Health and Health Professions Diversity & Inclusion


Through teaching, research, and service, the College of Public Health and Health Professions works to broaden understanding and strengthen attention to diversity and cultural competence and to promote efforts to enhance health equity.


The College has established three specific diversity and cultural competence goals as stated below.

  • Enhance recruitment and retention of a diverse student body and faculty.
  • Foster a culture that encourages an open and constructive dialog about cultural differences.
  • Promote cultural competence across academic programs.


Diversity Committee

College of Public Health and Health Professions' Departments & Programs



UF College of Veterinary Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

The College of Veterinary Medicine believes that human and intellectual diversity is paramount to academic excellence. As a college, we understand that our commitment to diversity is a shared responsibility among our faculty, staff, students, alumni and others who are part of the community. Together, we are committed to build and expand individual and organizational efforts that foster respect, dignity, fairness, caring, equity, and self-esteem. The College of Veterinary Medicine aims to provide equitable access and opportunity through the development of policies and initiatives that foster diversity and inclusion.

  • Priority 1: Provide diversity and inclusion training for faculty, staff and students, as well as our residents, interns, and technicians at the UF Veterinary Hospitals
  • Priority 2: Define and create a clear organizational structure for our diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Priority 3: Increase our efforts in pipeline development to establish systems to encourage diversity and inclusion

UF College of Veterinary Medicine Extension & Outreach Programs

Veterinary Extension

Aquatic Animal Health

Operation Catnip

Veterinary Community Outreach Program

Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program

Disaster Response


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