DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION

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regina sims wright

Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
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DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION

at the UD College of Health Sciences

 

In the College of Health Sciences, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers of academic excellence, impactful research, and proficient practice. We are committed to developing and implementing strategies to recruit and retain highly qualified students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and nurture an inclusive environment with a sense of belonging and engagement. As a leader in health sciences training, it is our mission to train and mentor future clinicians and scientists who understand and appreciate diversity and have the cultural competence to interact effectively in a diversifying nation and world.

The CHS Health Sciences Summer Camp is among 50 programs receiving the 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine, the largest and oldest diversity, equity, and inclusion publication in higher education. Read more about winning this diversity award here.

Alyssa Benjamin – Program Coordinator, Pipeline/Affinity Programs, Deans Office Team

Subhasis (Sam) Biswas – Professor, Medical & Molecular Sciences representative

Kimberly DeShields – Human Resources Generalist, Deans Office Team

Sharon Dudley-Brown – School of Nursing representative

Carrie Earthman – Professor, Behavioral Health & Nutrition representative

Amanda VanHorne – Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Megan Wenner – Assistant Professor, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology representative

Samuel Wilson – Chief Business Officer, Deans Office Team

Daniel White – Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy representative 

Regina Wright – Associate Dean for Diversity, Deans Office Team

CHS DIVERSITY, EQUITY,  INCLUSION AND PROFESSIONALISM COMMITTMENT

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ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES & TOOLS

  • How to be an Anti-Racist
    Ibram X. Kendi
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
    Robin DiAngelo
  • Dear White America
    Tim Wise 
  • Between the World and Me
    Ta-’Nehesi Coates
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
    Michelle Alexander
 
  • All American Boys
    Jason Reynolds and Brandon Kiely
  • How It Went Down
    Kekla Magoon
  • Black Lives Matter 
    Sue Bradford Edwards and Duchess Harris
  • Stamped: Racism, Anti Racism, and You
    Jason Reynolds 
 
Netflix Hulu Amazon Prime
13th Detroit The Hate U Give
When They See Us Boycott Selma
American Son 3 ½ minutes, 10 Bullets Hidden Figures
See You Yesterday The Tuskegee Airmen  Loving
All Day and a Night Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Moonlight
Dear White People   The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Malcolm X   The Untold Story of Emmitt Till
LA 92   The Black Panthers
Latest News
  • December College of Health Sciences For the Record

    January 03, 2023 | Written by CHS Staff
    College of Health Sciences community reports appointments, exhibitions, publications, and honors for December
  • Diversifying Rehabilitation Sciences

    November 17, 2022 | Written by Colin Heffinger
    A new program spearheaded by Gregory Hicks from the University of Delaware and Elizabeth Skidmore from the University of Pittsburgh has been funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health to effectively confront and overcome challenges of eliminating health inequities that impact groups underrepresented throughout the healthcare workforce.
  • A public health crisis

    November 07, 2022 | Written by Colin Heffinger
    Hayes Symposium sparks discussion to strengthen suicide prevention strategies.
  • Foltyn Seminar Speaker Confronts Challenges of Weight Loss Disparities

    October 24, 2022 | Written by Colin Heffinger
    NiCole Keith, Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs in the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, presented her research focused on identifying underlying reasons and potential solutions to weight loss disparities faced by Black women.
  • Hicks named Distinguished Professor of Health Sciences

    September 21, 2022 | Written by Colin Heffinger
    Gregory Hicks, professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, has recently been appointed as Distinguished Professor of Health Sciences.