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Desegregation at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy


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.


Our Values

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 rooted in our differences.
  • Inclusive leadership and a shared vision make us all accountable and inspires change.
  • Diverse perspectives help us innovate at levels that meet a 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.

Leading the Way

Social Equity and Inclusion Committee

  • Address the diversity, equity and inclusion needs of the School to ensure fair treatment, equity in opportunity, and access to a range of perspectives that encourage students, faculty, staff and postdocs to think broadly, deeply, and critically to impact human health worldwide.
  • Implement, monitor, and evaluate the progress of the strategic priorities outlined in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan; and regularly interpret our assessment metrics to disseminate to our community and stakeholders.
  • Comprised of alum, faculty, staff, graduate students, and professional students at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Chaired by the Associate Dean for the Office of Organizational Diversity and Inclusion, supported by the Program Manager for the Office of Organizational Diversity and Inclusion.

Diversity and Inclusion Pharmacy Alumni Ad Hoc Committee

  • Review the School’s D&I strategic plan and provide critical feedback to the Dean and D&I leadership; identify opportunities in priority D&I areas for committee participation, advisement, or support; determine ongoing engagement and next steps to advance the School’s D&I efforts and priority activities.
  • Comprised of former and current Pharmacy Foundation and Pharmacy Alumni Association Board members. These dedicated professionals and volunteers represent a collection of diverse perspectives, backgrounds and practice settings of our alumni base. Organized and led by the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Foundation.

Strategic Priorities

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

Performance Indicators

Representation of underrepresented minority PharmD students in Fall 2021 incoming class – INCREASED by 16.0%

  • Fall 2020 – 14.4%
  • Fall 2021 – 16.7%

Representation of underrepresented minority PhD students in Fall 2021 incoming class – INCREASED by 5.9%

  • Fall 2020 – 11.8%
  • Fall 2021 – 12.5%

Representation of underrepresented minority faculty members – INCREASED by 1.6%

  • June 2020 – 6.3%
  • April 2021 – 6.4%

Representation of underrepresented minority staff members – DECREASED by 2.6%

  • June 2020 – 19.9%
  • April 2021 – 19.4%

 

70.5% of staff* feel a sense of belonging at the school

63.7% of URM staff* feel a sense of belonging at the school

*Respondents in the 2020 Engagement Survey

View our UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan for 2020-21.

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Grants

  • Genentech Grant ($386,000) – Well-Being Initiative for Woman Faculty of Color to Promote Professional Advancement in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research
    • Carla Y. White, BS Pharm, RPh (Lead Principal Investigator)
    • Klarissa Jackson, PhD (Co-Principal Investigator)
    • Suzanne Harris, PharmD (Co-Investigator)
    • Karla Aghedo (Program Partner) – Founder and CEO, H3W (Houston Wellness Workshops for Women)
  • ASHP Foundation Board Grant ($2,500) – Healthcare Equity and Leadership (HEAL)
    • Frank Tillman II (’19 PharmD) – PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident, Department of Pharmacy, UNC Medical Center
  • ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Scholars Research Grant ($10,000) – Influencers of career goals and attainment among BIPOC pharmacy trainees
    • Caroline Sasser, PharmD, BCPS (Principal Investigator)
    • Stephen Eckel, PharmD, MHA (Mentor/Advisor)
    • Michael Wolcott, PharmD, PhD (Co-Investigator)
    • Kathryn Morbitzer, PharmD (Co-Investigator)

Presentations

Platforms

  • Rethinking Diversity Equity Inclusion Strategy Development in Pharmacy Education (AACP Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Institute, January 2021)
    • Carla Y. White, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Michael Fulford, The University of Georgia
  • Communicating with Care and Compassion: A Key to Unlocking Healthcare Disparity (ASHP Specialty Pharmacy Conference: Optimizing Patient Outcomes and Operational Excellence, July 2021)
    • Michael D. Wolcott, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Carla Y. White, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Equity in Pharmacy Education: What is Holding Us Back? (AACP Annual Meeting, July 2021)
    • Carla Y. White, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Michael Fulford, The University of Georgia
    • Jacqueline McLaughlin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Sharon Youmans, University of California, San Francisco
    • Malaika Turner, Howard University

Mini/Micro Sessions

  • Building a Diverse Pharmacy Workforce During a Pandemic (AACP INterim Meeting – INclusion 2021, March 2021)
    • Carla Y. White, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Can You Hear Me Now? A Class Activity About Interprofessional Communication and Micro/Macroaggressions in Healthcare (AACP Annual Meeting, July 2021)
    • Philip Rodgers, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Charlene Williams, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment: Experience with a Faculty Development Series (AACP Annual Meeting, July 2021)
    • Kathryn Morbitzer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Suzanne Harris, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Developing Inclusive Leaders: Incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Into Pharmacy Student Leadership Training (AACP Annual Meeting, July 2021)
    • Jacqueline Zeeman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • David Steeb, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Posters

  • Incorporating Cultural Intelligence into Doctor of Pharmacy Class Sessions, Courses, and Curricula: Introducing a Framework (AACP Annual Meeting, July 2021)
    • Lana Minshew, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Diana Lee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Preparing Faculty and Preceptors to Create an Inclusive Learning Environment (AACP Annual Meeting, July 2021)
    • Kathryn Morbitzer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Jacqueline McLaughlin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Carla Y. White, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Panels

  • Diverse Paths to Leadership: A Panel Discussion with Current Leaders in the Academy (AACP Annual Meeting, July 2021)
    • Cynthia Warrick, Stillman College
    • Anne Lin, Notre Dame of Maryland University
    • Oscar Garza, The University of Louisiana Monroe
    • Carla Y. White, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Thomas Smith, Manchester University

 

Continuing Education and Certificate Programs

Rethinking Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy Development in Pharmacy Education – ASHP

  • Carla Y. White, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

How does intersectionality intersect with me? – ASHP

  • Michael D. Wolcott, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Vibhuti Arya seminar recording

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month event recording


Awards and Recognitions

  • 2020 Leaders in Diversity Award (Triangle Business Journal)
    • Carla White – Associate Dean, Organizational Diversity and Inclusion
  • 13th Annual Alumni Diversity Awards (University Office for Diversity and Inclusion)
    • Frank Tillman II (’19 PharmD) – PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident, Department of Pharmacy, UNC Medical Center
    • Janet Edwards (’95, BS, Pharmacy) – Senior Account Specialist for Respiratory Biologics, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Nuventra/UNC Innovation Fellowship
    • Keith Dolcy PharmD, MS, RPH – University of Buffalo

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

 

Contacts

The Office of Organizational Diversity and Inclusion

carla_whiteCarla White

Associate Dean, Organizational Diversity and Inclusion
Clinical Assistant Professor
Carla@unc.edu
(919) 966-7571

amanda_storywardAmanda Storyward

Program Manager
amanda.storyward@unc.edu
(910) 916-5615