Honoring Human Rights Day: Recognizing Non-Western Healing Practices Beyond the Rx

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December 7, 2020
UT College of Pharmacy Community: Join a virtual discussion on Human Rights Day (December 10) at 6 p.m. CT with Fatima Mann, J.D., who co-founded Counter Balance ATX, an Austin-based self-care and social justice organization. The discussion will focus on a respectful awareness and acceptance of others’ non-western practices around healing.

Help ATX Science Olympiad Launch Urban Schools Initiative

ATX Science Olympiad
November 17, 2020
UT Science Olympiad, an undergraduate-led nonprofit organization dedicated to science outreach in Central Texas and around the country, has partnered with the College of Pharmacy to launch the Scaffolding Success Program, a STEM mentorship program for middle and high school students. Donate to the HornRaiser crowdfunding campaign by December 9, 2020 to help launch its Urban Schools Initiative.

DiversiTEA Corner, Fall 2020

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November 6, 2020
Read the fall 2020 edition of DiversiTEA Corner, the newsletter about inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility at the UT College of Pharmacy. This semester’s topics include the college's HEED award, virtual seminars, reporting a bias incident, the Pharmacy Initiative Leaders (PILs), transgender pharmacy patients, and many more.

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.

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.

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.

Juneteenth

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