Chief Diversity Officer - University of Florida

IDEA Spotlight

The IDEA Spotlight shines a light on events and accomplishments in inclusion, diversity, equity and access at the University of Florida.

HEED Award Winners

For the first time, two colleges in the University of Florida's Health Science Center were awarded INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Awards. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy has received the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, Award, marking the first time the college has received the award. For the seventh consecutive year, the UF College of Dentistry was recognized for its diversity and inclusion efforts. HEED Award Winners


Madeline Joseph Fellow

Dr. Madeline Joseph was recently elected as a fellow in the inaugural Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Equity Matters Leadership Learning Community. This new initiative aims to increase diversity, equity and inclusion within graduate medical education and to promote health equity by introducing a framework for continuous learning and process improvement in the area of DEI and anti-racism practices. Four learning communities focused around Acknowledgment, Acceptance and Accountability, Action, and Assessment and Adaption provide participants with access to more than 30 online courses lead by academic subject matter experts. The learning communities will identify challenges and possible solutions, identify gaps where there is no current solution, and work to develop any missing viable solutions. Madeline Joseph Fellow


Black In Natural History Museums

Adania Flemming, a UF graduate student with the Florida Museum of Natural History, is the leader of a group of international scholars organizing a social media campaign to highlight and promote engagement of Black students and professionals within natural history museums. Adania has worked in museum spaces since 2012 and often found that she was either the only or one of very few Black students or staff among her peers, a trend that is consistent throughout natural history museums. Black In Natural History Museums


Have an idea for a spotlight feature? Please contact Brigit Dermott at bdermott@ufl.edu


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