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.
College Diversity Initiatives
Recruit students, faculty and staff from a diverse demographic and geographic backgrounds.
Create a college climate which is inclusive, supportive and respectful to all.
Promote the career development of faculty and staff.
Increase our global presence to enhance our effectiveness as global citizens.
Black History Month
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)
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.
Opportunities for Prospective Students
SNPhA plans, organizes, coordinates and executes programs geared toward the improvement of the health, educational and social environment of minority and underrepresented communities.
Research in Diversity and Inclusion
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.
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.
Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Folakemi Odedina Ph.D.
Richard Segal Ph.D.
Eric F Egelund Ph.D., Pharm.D.
Oliver Grundmann Ph.D.
Eric Krause Ph.D.
Veena Venugopalan Pharm.D.
Milena A Ozimek
Natalie S Wilcox M.S.
Jennifer P Dillon M.Ed.
Teresa Cavanaugh Pharm.D., BCPS
Calendar of Events
Dr. Janelle offers advice on living with HIV and the role health care providers can play in caring for these patients.
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.
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.
It’s services, programs, and support structures are built with intentional breadth and depth, designed to support our changing student population.
The Black Graduate Student Organization serves to provide black/African-American students with important social, cultural, academic and professional development opportunities.
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.
General resources for the LGBT community at the University of Florida.