The University of Florida College of Pharmacy celebrated the people, cultures and experiences that make the college unique during the second-annual Diversity Week celebration, April 4-8. The theme of this year’s event was “Strengthening Community Through Diversity,” and multiple events were held throughout the week with this theme in mind.
The festivities began on April 4, with a trivia contest and game night. Participants put their knowledge of diversity and health equity to the test, while they competed for prizes. In addition, several students brought games representing their cultural heritage to play. Other activities during the week included a Diversity Jam event, a presentation by Selena Webster Bass, M.P.H., about mental health in the BIPOC community and a documentary screening and discussion related to “The Healthcare Divide,” which was produced by PBS and NPR.
Students at the Orlando campus decorated the building with flags representing their home countries. In addition, several students wore clothing representative of their culture to the Diversity Jam event.
Diversity Week was sponsored by the UF College of Pharmacy’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity and events were organized by the Diversity Week Planning Committee led by Chardaè Whitner, Pharm.D., a clinical assistant professor of pharmacotherapy and translational research.