Updates on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - Spring 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

2019 Multicultural Graduation

The School of Public Health hosted its first Multicultural Graduation on May 6, which was emceed by Anjulie Ganti, a faculty member in the Public Health-Global Health major. Thirty students and their families attended at the UW Intellectual House. The event included two student speakers, Courtney Jackson and Christelle Silué, who each shared encouraging words to fellow graduates about continuing to be agents of change. Community recognition from the Students of Color Affinity Group was awarded to El Centro de la Raza and Hana Mohamed from the Somali Health Board for their outstanding public health work! See photos.

MPH Core Curriculum

The MPH Core Curriculum has been re-envisioned and approved to start in Fall 2020. We are excited to have equity, diversity and inclusion built into our core courses. We will be doing additional outreach to faculty to ensure these new classes are taught by a diverse group.

SPH Hosts Underrepresented Undergraduate Scholars

From late June to early August, we will be engaging a cohort of 20 undergraduate scholars for the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP). This is a free, six-week enrichment program for underrepresented students from low-income and/or rural backgrounds. The program is a collaboration with the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Learn more about SHPEP.

Rainbow Connection LGBTQ Potluck

We will be hosting a potluck on Tuesday, June 18, from noon to 1:30PM in the Magnuson Health Sciences Building, room F-348. If you identify as queer, trans or LGBTSIA, or are an ally, please join us! Add to calendar.