Black History Month 2022 Schedule of Activities

Join the UF College of Pharmacy in celebrating Black History Month during February. The theme of this year’s celebration is Black Health and Wellness. The college has invited several distinguished speakers and scheduled student activities throughout the month to recognize the contributions Blacks have made to improving society and our health and wellness.

Guest Speakers

4 p.m., February 18

Dionna Green, M.D.

Dr. Dionna J. Green is the Director of the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics (OPT) in the Office of the Clinical Policy and Programs in the Office of the Commissioner at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Co-curricular credit is available for students.

Dionna Green

6 p.m., February 23

Carolyn Brown, Ph.D.

Dr. Carolyn Brown is Henry M. Burlage Centennial Endowed Professor, Distinguished Service Professor and Co-Director of the Texas Center for Health Outcomes Research and Education (TxCORE) in the Health Outcomes Division, College of Pharmacy at UT Austin. She is a health outcomes researcher with over 27 years of research experience in patient outcomes in chronic diseases, and numerous national and international publications and presentation.

The title of her presentation is “Race as an Independent Predictor?: A Reflection on Black Health.”

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12:50 P.M., February 3

Interview/Table Talk with Dr. Jerrund Wilkerson

The college community is invited to join an interview and table talk event with Jerrund T. Wilkerson, B.S. Pharm., M.B.A., a 1975 graduate of the UF College of Pharmacy.

4 p.m., February 4

Fighting Diabetes: Diabetes Prevalence and Glycemic Management in African Americans

SNPhA – Orlando hosts Dr. Madeleine Simpson. This event is co-curricular approved.

10 P.m., February 4

Black History Month OAK Fundraiser

This charity mixer is sponsored by SNPhA, SNMA and SNDA.

11 a.m., February 5

Family Day – Orlando Museum of Art

The Orlando Museum of Art is located at 2416 N Mills Ave. in Orlando.

12:50 P.M., February 7

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Trivia and Transmission Activity with APhA-ASP

This event will take place in the MDL classroom in the Gainesville Communicore Building.

12:50 p.m., february 15

SNPhA x APhA Mental Health with Dr. Daniels

This event will be held via Zoom, as Dr. Daniels presents on mental health awareness.

4 p.m., february 15

Health Disparities in Cardiovascular Health with Dean Allen and Dr. Awunti w/APhA-ASP

This event will be held via Zoom.

7 p.m., February 18

Welcome Back Spring Skate Night

BLS-C will host the event in Gainesville.

6 p.m., February 22

Leadership in Pharmacy with Dr. Charzetta James

This event will be held via Zoom.

5 p.m., February 24

“Let’s Talk about Pharmacy” Community Pharmacist Panel in collaboration with FAMU SNPhA

This event will be held via Zoom.

6 p.m., February 24

BLS-C/SNPhA Bridging the Gap Collaboration Guest Speaker Dr. Kathy Monongai

This event will be held via Microsoft Teams.

5 p.m., February 25

UCF Pre-Pharmacy Society/SNPhA “Careers in Pharmacy”

This event will be held via Microsoft Teams.

6 p.m., February 25

BLS-C Black History Month: Influencer Edition w/ Dr. Ijeoma Ekeocha

This event will be held via Microsoft Teams.

Pharm.D. students (February 2022)