Hispanic Heritage Month: Why Don’t My Providers Look Like Me? A Conversation on Representation

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October 13, 2020
In a podcast produced by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), UT Pharmacy alumnus Christopher Medlin, Pharm.D. ('18) discusses his journey as a Mexican American pharmacist.

UT College of Pharmacy Receives Insight Into Diversity HEED Award

Insight Into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award 2020.
October 2, 2020
The UT College of Pharmacy received the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

Know the Power of Your Vote with Russell Boyd II

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September 9, 2020
Join Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. and Russell Boyd II on Wednesday, September 16 at 5 p.m. CT for an online discussion about the power of your vote. Boyd is an activist, organizer, and currently serves as the National Field Organizer with the NAACP Youth & College Division.

Statement Regarding a 1951 Admission Denial

July 31, 2020
Dean M. Lynn Crismon addresses a recent social media post featuring a letter from 1951 denying admission of an African-American applicant to The University of Texas College of Pharmacy based upon the color of the person’s skin.

New AACP Policy Related to Structural Racism, Healthcare Equity, and Pharmacy Education

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July 17, 2020
On July 16, 2020, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) House of Delegates passed two policies related to structural racism, healthcare equity, and pharmacy education.

UT Pharmacy Hosts Virtual Discussion on Systemic Racism in the Age of COVID

Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. leads a virtual discussion on June 16, 2020.
July 17, 2020
In addition to numerous statements, resources, and ways to support Black, Indigenous and People of Color, UT College of Pharmacy Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. hosted a long overdue virtual forum discussion on June 16 that synthesized these many feelings and concerns.

Juneteenth

June 19, 2020
A personal letter from Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. to the College of Pharmacy community.

Statement by The Coalition of Diversity and Inclusion Officers, University of Texas at Austin

June 1, 2020
UT diversity officers, including College of Pharmacy Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D., offer their support and solidarity to the Black community and everyone at The University of Texas at Austin.

DiversiTEA Corner, Spring 2020

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May 20, 2020
Read the spring 2020 edition of DiversiTEA Corner, the newsletter from Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. about topics and events regarding inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility at the UT College of Pharmacy. This semester’s topics include the Diversity Roundtable Series, Black History Month Movie Night, interdepartmental cooperation, and tips for self care while social distancing.

Statement on Gender Equity and Underrepresented Minorities

May 14, 2020
Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Skyller Walkes, Ph.D. addresses the trend of “othering” during COVID-19, and reaffirms the College of Pharmacy’s commitment to inclusion and equity.