Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy strives to stimulate a culture that promotes diversity of thought and lifelong learning within an exceptional community of students, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and are committed to developing leaders who respect, support and have a positive impact on all individuals.

University of Florida College of Pharmacy Pharm.D. Students

UF College of Pharmacy Family Stand Together Against Racism and Racial Prejudices

Standing unified for racial tolerance and against racial prejudices

A Message of Unity

Unity Video Screenshot Play Video


Graduate Student Council

Members of the College of Pharmacy’s Graduate Student Council are showing their support for unity and equity as the college embraces a more inclusive and anti-racist community.

Graduate Student Council

College Diversity Initiatives

Initiative #1

Student Recruitment

Recruit students, faculty and staff from a diverse demographic and geographic backgrounds.

PharmD Orientation Aug. 14


College Climate

Create a college climate which is inclusive, supportive and respectful to all.

International Award


Faculty and Staff Development

Promote the career development of faculty and staff.

Stacy Voils speaks with students


Global Presence

Increase our global presence to enhance our effectiveness as global citizens.

Global Health Mission Trip

Black History Month


Remembering our past

Blacks pharmacists have made great strides in health care since the turn of the 20th century. Early pioneers in the profession like Anna Louise James and Ella Nora Phillips have paved the way for generations of Black pharmacists to come, including hundreds of UF College of Pharmacy alumni and students. (Photo Credit: Anna Louise James, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University)

Anna Louis James_2


Embracing our future

Black pharmacy students at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy are following in the footsteps of the early pioneers, while embracing their roles as future leaders in health care. As they seek education and training, these pharmacists are dedicated to providing exceptional pharmaceutical care to patients in their communities.

Black History Month 2020

Opportunities for Prospective Students


Student National Pharmaceutical Association

SNPhA plans, organizes, coordinates and executes programs geared toward the improvement of the health, educational and social environment of minority and underrepresented communities.

Nicole Ramsay, Sarah West, Richard Segal, Ph.D., at the Health Street Fair

Research in Diversity and Inclusion

Prostate Cancer Disparities

Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D. 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.

Prostate Cancer Research

Medication Therapy Management

Drs. Richard Segal and Folakemi Odedina work on finding and implementing medication therapy management solutions to medication use experiences that are fundamentally shaped by cultural experiences of ethnocultural minority groups. Their current work focuses on creating partnerships between community health workers and pharmacists.

Medication Therapy Management

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Folakemi Odedina

Folakemi Odedina Ph.D.

Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research
Richard Segal

Richard Segal R.Ph., Ph.D., M.S.

Associate Dean For Faculty Affairs
Department: Dean's Office
Eric F Egelund

Eric F Egelund Ph.D., Pharm.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research
Oliver Grundmann

Oliver Grundmann Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Department: Entrepreneurial Programs in Medicinal Chemistry
Eric Krause

Eric Krause Ph.D.

Associate Professor And Director Of The Center For Integrative Cardiovascular And Metabolic Disease
Department: Pharmacodynamics
Veena Venugopalan

Veena Venugopalan Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research
Sarah Mazorra

Sarah Mazorra

Co-Curriculum Program Coordinator
Department: Student Affairs
Milena A Ozimek

Milena A Ozimek

Administrative Support Assistant
Department: Orlando Campus
Jennifer P Dillon

Jennifer P Dillon M.Ed.

Student Affairs Program Director
Department: Jacksonville Campus
Teresa Cavanaugh

Teresa Cavanaugh Pharm.D., BCPS

Assistant Dean & Clinical Associate Professor
Department: Dean's Office
Maureen Keller-Wood

Maureen Keller-Wood Ph.D.

Associate Dean And Professor
Department: Dean's Office

Calendar of Events


Jennifer Janelle, M.D.

Dr. Janelle offers advice on living with HIV and the role health care providers can play in caring for these patients.

World AIDS Day


National Hispanic Heritage Month


National Disability Employment Awareness Month


National Native American Heritage Month


World AIDS Day


Black History Month

Other Resources

LGBTQ+ Allies Subcommittee

The LGBTQ+ Allies Subcommittee creates and sustains 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.

Center for Leadership and Service

The David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service provides the structure and resources to prepare students to become productive citizens and assume roles of leadership and service in a culturally diverse and increasingly complex society.


A unique social justice education program that uses peer-to-peer facilitation and intergroup dialogue to engage students in conversations about identity and social justice.


Undocupeers is a training based on United We Dream’s Undocupeers Initiative and tailored for the University of Florida by Multicultural and Diversity Affairs in collaboration Chispas.

Student Success Services

It’s services, programs, and support structures are built with intentional breadth and depth, designed to support our changing student population.

Black Graduate Student Organization

The Black Graduate Student Organization serves to provide black/African-American students with important social, cultural, academic and professional development opportunities.

The Black Women’s Image Initiative

The mission of the Black Women’s Image Initiative is to provide a network for young black women at the University of Florida, where they can uplift and learn from each other and develop a healthy self-image, while striving toward academic and professional success.

Pride Student Union

General resources for the LGBT community at the University of Florida.