UF College of Medicine’s first annual Celebration of Diversity Week sparks discussion on interaction and identity in medicine

Celebration of Diversity Week, held April 3-8, featured more than a dozen events and speakers

By: Tyler Francischine
Celebration of Diversity Week Kate Ratliff, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology at UF and executive director of Project Implicit, presents at the Celebration of Diversity Week Kickoff Celebration & Dean’s Grand Rounds April 3. Photo by Jesse S. Jones
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“Health care is a cross-cultural exercise. We have to constantly work at melding together cultures and staying humble in the process.”
Jeannette South-Paul, M.D.
Chair of family medicine, University of Pittsburgh
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Celebration of Diversity Week Emergency medicine physicians from around the country discussed diversity and its impact on health care at the UF College of Medicine department of emergency medicine grand rounds April 6. From left to right: Dr. J. Adrian Tyndall, chair of the UF College of Medicine department of emergency medicine; Dr. Ian Martin, professor and chair of emergency medicine at West Virginia University; Dr. Lisa Moreno-Walton, professor of emergency medicine at Louisiana State University; Dr. Rawle Seupaul, professor and chair of emergency medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Dr. Leon L. Haley Jr., dean of the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville; and Dr. Marcus Martin, vice president and chief diversity officer at the University of Virginia. Photo by Jesse S. Jones

Photos by Jesse S. Jones