Dr. Judy "JJ" Jackson
Vice President for Institutional Diversity
Multicultural Health Careers Open House
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The annual Multicultural Health Careers Open House continues the University's commitment to building diversity by targeting traditionally underrepresented minorities interested in the Health Professions. This event will give prospective students from the state of Kentucky and surrounding areas and their families the opportunity to meet and greet the Deans and select staff and students from each of the University’s Health Professions Colleges.
Office for Institutional Diversity works toward promoting collaboration among faculty, staff, administration and students in earnest pursuit of UK's diversity goals. The aim is to create and nurture a diverse, caring and inclusive environment for all students to achieve academic excellence. The Health Center Student Diversity office serves to facilitate the recruitment, retention and professional development of underrepresented students in the professional healthcare programs of Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health. Throughout the year, programs and activities are planned to promote and nurture diversity while providing guidance and academic support to our diverse student body. Our goal is to help students to welcome different points of view and belief systems while examining and refining their own.
Our Mission is to sustain and nurture a diverse, caring and inclusive environment for all students to achieve academic excellence. As part of the network of the Office of Institutional Diversity, this office works towards promoting collaboration among administration, faculty, staff and students in earnest pursuit of UK’s diversity goals.
Our Goal is to help students to welcome different points of view and belief systems while examining and refining their own. Throughout the year, programs, workshops and activities are planned to provide leadership on diversity issues, exposure to professional experiences and academic support to students seeking admission as well as to those already enrolled in a health professions degree.
The Health Center office seeks to connect students of color across all the health disciplines.
- to provide a larger peer support system outside of what is provided within their college
- to provide a sense of extended family
- to foster a culture of giving back as they mentor the next class
The office also seeks to create a comfortable and inclusive environment for all students to learn.
- to work with each health college to address student diversity issues
- to help each health college make systemic changes in polices
- to encourage students to be life learners in cultural competency
A307 Kentucky Clinic, 0284
Phone: (859) 257-5196
Contact Us: HealthCenterDiversity@uky.edu