DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IMPLEMENTATION TASK FORCE Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
As noted by the NIH, “Research shows that diverse teams working together and capitalizing on innovative ideas and distinct perspectives outperform homogenous teams. Scientists and trainees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences bring different perspectives, creativity, and individual enterprise to address complex scientific problems.”
In order to meet its mission to make scientific discoveries, educate others, and provide service so that we improve the health of the population, the Department of Epidemiology promotes such an approach to research. We are committed to an inclusive environment that promotes diverse teams of scientists. In addition, our students, faculty, and staff are expected to treat one another with dignity, and respect regardless of gender, age, sexuality, disability, socioeconomic status, religious views, ethnicity, race, or culture.
bECOME A MEMBER
Department faculty, staff, and students interested in becoming a member, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are ways to get involved:
contributing members will participate and organize special DEI activities, or attend meetings periodically
formal members attend the task force meetings and participate actively in the implementation of diversity matters in the department and community
Dr. Shantrel Canidate presented at the 2021 UF Black Voices in Research event. It was hosted by the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Diversity and Cultural Competence Council.