Coming together to celebrate our differences

2nd annual Celebration of Diversity boasts week of events highlighting diversity, equity, inclusion in medicine

By: Tyler Francischine
The second annual Celebration of Diversity Week came to a close April 7 with the Office for Diversity and Health Equity's Emerald Ball. Video by Kyle Walker
Drs. Mustafa Ahmed, Carolyn Holland, Stephanie Ryan, Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, Michael Good, Sarah Vinson and Duane Mitchell. Celebration of Diversity Week began with a dean's panel featuring faculty and alumni. From left to right: Dr. Mustafa Ahmed, assistant professor in the division of cardiovascular medicine; Dr. Carolyn Holland, assistant professor of emergency medicine; Dr. Stephanie Ryan, a 2002 graduate of the UF College of Medicine and an assistant professor in the department of pediatrics; Dr. Mavis Agbandje-McKenna (pictured front), a professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology; Dr. Michael Good, dean of the UF College of Medicine; Dr. Sarah Vinson, a 2007 graduate of the college and an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and clinical pediatrics at Moorehouse School of Medicine; Dr. Duane Mitchell, a professor in the department of neurosurgery. Photo by Jesse S. Jones
“If we disengage from the community by becoming complacent with the progress we see, we defeat the purpose, which is to remain connected with the community we serve.”
Mustafa Ahmed, M.D.
assistant professor, division of cardiovascular medicine