Neurology

Celebration of Diversity Week – March 30 – April 4th


Diversity and inclusion are core values at the UF College of Medicine. The Celebration of Diversity Week was designed to honor those values and explore opportunities to work within our community to promote cross-cultural understanding and address health care disparities. Please join us for our 2020 celebration. See a few highlights below, and visit med.ufl.edu/diversity for a full list of events as they become available.

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Monday, March 30

The Dean’s Grand Rounds

Noon – 1 p.m. | George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building

Please stay tuned for more details.

Lunch will be provided for the first 100 attendees.

Wednesday, April 1

Presentation by AAMC’s Dr. David Acosta

11:30 a.m.  – 1 p.m. | George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building

Join us for a presentation by David A. Acosta, M.D., chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Lunch will be provided for the first 100 attendees.

Thursday, April 2

Presentation by Johns Hopkins University’s Dr. Otis Brawley

11:30 a.m.  – 1 p.m. | George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building

Join us for a presentation by Otis Brawley, M.D., the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University and former chief medical and scientific officer and executive vice president of the American Cancer Society.

Lunch will be provided for the first 100 attendees.

Friday, April 3

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds: “The Rise of Thyroid Cancer and its Evolving Management — How Much Surgery is Enough?”

7:15 – 8 a.m. | George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building Room 135

Julie Ann Sosa, M.D., chair of the department of surgery and the Leon Goldman, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, will present grand rounds for the UF College of Medicine Department of Surgery.

 

Presentation by Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Dr. Anne M. Etgen

Noon – 1 p.m. | Location TBA

Join us for a presentation by Anne M. Etgen, Ph.D., a professor emerita in the departments of neuroscience, psychiatry, and behavioral sciences, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her research focuses on determining the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which the ovarian steroid hormones regulate brain function.

Lunch will be provided for the first 100 attendees.

Saturday, April 4

The Inaugural Unity in Diversity 5K Run, Walk & Roll

7:30 a.m. | Newell Drive

In partnership with the UF College of Medicine and the UF Chief Diversity Officer, student organization Unity in Diversity will host an inaugural 5K to to unite people of all ages, cultures, faiths, genders and disabilities while raising funds for the UF College of Medicine’s Willie J. Sanders Scholarship.

The fund was established in 2012 in memory of Sanders, who was the first black faculty member at the college, to support students committed to making a contribution to a pluralistic community and a diverse student body.

Registration for the race opens at 6:30 a.m., and the race begins at 7:30 a.m. The start and finish line will be on campus under the bridge connecting the McKnight Brain Institute and the Harrell Medical Education Building.

Sign up for the Inaugural Unity in Diversity 5K Run, Walk & Roll

Office for Diversity and Health Equity Emerald Ball (INVITE ONLY)

6 – 9 p.m. | George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building

The Emerald Ball, an invite-only event, will feature a keynote address by Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., who received the 2016 National Book Award for “Stamped From The Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.” Attire is black tie optional.

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