Going Beyond Excellent. Inclusive Excellence.

Diversity Recognition Award Winner: Danya Qato, PhD, PharmD, MPH

Qato, an associate professor of practice, sciences, and health outcomes research, is the University of Maryland, Baltimore's 2024 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Recognition Award winner for outstanding faculty member. Learn more about her commitment to advancing equity and justice in health care access, research, and delivery.

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Villalonga Olives Receives NIH Grant to Measure Structural Racism

Ester Villalonga Olives, PhD, MSc, an associate professor of P-SHOR, has received a four-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project titled, “Assessing intersectional, multilevel and multidimensional structural racism for English- and Spanish-speaking populations in the US."

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Focus on ‘Inclusive Excellence’

A School of Pharmacy task force transforms input into vigorous initiative to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion. The final report included recommendations for several priorities including community building, community competence, community equity and accountability, and community inclusion.

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Welcome Zoë Welsh

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy would like to welcome Zoë Welsh, the equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence coordinator to our community.

Zoë will help the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence in all activities going forward.

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Equity and Justice is a core values set at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). At each of UMB’s schools, equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) assistant/associate deans work to ensure that UMB embraces and is committed to diversity.

Chanel F. Whittaker, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, the assistant dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion spoke with CATALYST magazine about her work at the School of Pharmacy.

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The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has established a reputation for excellence and innovation in health outcomes research, pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical and regulatory sciences, and translational medicine.

This reputation for excellence has been led by the efforts of stellar faculty partnering with outstanding staff, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and promising students.   

At this inflection point in history, faced with ongoing health and societal inequities fueled by systemic racism and oppression, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has committed to reimagine excellence through the lens of inclusion. Inclusive excellence means leveraging the talents, expertise, and leadership of our diverse stakeholders to promote student success, advance equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) through innovation and discovery, foster a culture of wellbeing and belonging for all, and pursue institutional excellence. Together, we will go beyond excellent to realize our vision to equitably improve the health of society.

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24Feb
5:15 PM | M&T Bank Exchange at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center Shaping Inclusive Excellence in Medicine is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the rich tapestry of diversity within the UMSOM.
26Feb
11:00 AM | SMC Campus Center Room 208A This session will focus on highlighting the status of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) at UMB from the CDO. We will review the vision, major pillars, and desired outcomes for EDI at UMB.
26Feb
12:00 PM | ELM 210 B, SMC Campus Center Come celebrate Black History Month with food, music, and opportunities to connect and build community!
27Feb
12:00 PM | Zoom Affinity Groups provide an opportunity for those of shared identity to connect, deepen their understanding, and work towards common goals.