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June 18, 2021: Read the latest message from the Dean’s Council

Our Vision

The School’s vision is grounded in our aspiration to be a diverse and inclusive community of people to accelerate new thinking and ideas in education, research, and practice that have a positive impact on human health worldwide. We envision a school that reflects, in all its dimensions, the population it serves.

Our Mission

The office’s mission is to leverage diversity and inclusion in the School’s infrastructure to produce meaningful and sustainable change to create a school culture where all are appreciated for who they are and to develop principled leaders that are primed and positioned to solve real-world problems and care for the world.

Strategic Priorities

  • Strategic Priority 1: Recruit and Retain Diverse Talent
    Increase and retain the compositional diversity of our students, faculty, and staff to reflect the demographics of US citizens.
  • Strategic Priority 2: Prepare Culturally-Intelligent Professionals
    Prepare students to be culturally intelligent to meet societal healthcare needs.
  • Strategic Priority 3: Build an Inclusive Community
    Create a School community where everyone is connected, valued, and has an opportunity to contribute.

What we are

  • A community of people where divergent ideas co-exist, encouraging collaboration where we create our best work.
  • A place where diversity and inclusion go hand-in-hand.
  • Adaptable and agile people committed to leading in an uncertain, complex, and global world.

What we believe

  • Diversity and inclusion: it’s the right thing to do because it’s human.
  • Our strengths are routed in our differences.
  • Inclusive leadership and a shared vision makes us all accountable and inspires change.
  • Diverse perspectives help us innovate at levels that meet societal need.
  • Everything we do begins and ends with a patient in mind.

What We Do

  • Create access to opportunities that leave no one behind.
  • Build workplaces that leverage diversity of thinking and develop a community where people feel recognized, respected, and appreciated for who they are and what they do.
  • Expose students, faculty, and staff to a range of perspectives that encourage them to think broadly, deeply, and critically to solve real-world problems.
  • Live globally.


48765832606_db3b64d21e_kCross-Cultural Education Course Highlights

  • PHCY 501 Cross-Cultural Interactions I: Creating an Inclusive School Culture
  • PHCY 617 Cross-Cultural Interactions II: Health Disparities
  • PHCY 718 Cross-Cultural Interactions III: Skill Development

Research Highlights

School Resources

We provide an application fee supplement for qualifying UR applicants whom we meet at SACNAS or ABRCMS. To learn more about this program, please contact

Take care: Eshelman Care Team Referral

University Resources

Additional Resources

  • Take action: 100 ways you can take action against racism now
  • Get involved: Color for Change – use your time, voice, and resources to take a stand against discrimination, racism, and the senseless violence devastating communities across our country
  • Do something: 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
  • Watch this three-part video series: What will it Take To Bridge Our Differences?
  • Watch a documentary: 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • Read: Bush AA. A conceptual framework for exploring the experiences of underrepresented racial minorities in pharmacy school. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020;84(1):7544. doi:10.5688/ajpe7544 
  • Read: What Can We Do to Combat Anti-Black Racism in the Biomedical Research Enterprise?
  • Talk to someone: Text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8253) for a confidential conversation anytime. The National Crisis Text Line knows we can’t solve systemic racism overnight, but we can show support by helping you get through your most difficult times.

Celebrating Black History Month

Throughout the month, we will be spotlighting members of our School community in the Wrap-Up to learn more about what the month means to them.

We will also host three virtual events that we hope you’ll tune into. The video below from Dean Kashuba dives deeper into our Black History Month events.




See the slides from Dr. John Clark’s presentation about African American Women in Pharmacy


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The Office of Organizational Diversity and Inclusion

carla_whiteCarla White

Associate Dean, Organizational Diversity and Inclusion
Clinical Assistant Professor
(919) 966-7571

Ami_PatelAmi Patel

Program Manager
(919) 966-7634