Office of Equity and Inclusion

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Ashley Setters

Coord Spec Proj/Programs (NE)

About the Office of Equity and Inclusion

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Diversity and Inclusion Outreach Programs and Activities

The Pre-Pharmacy Preview Day is another opportunity for prospective students to learn more about the profession of Pharmacy and the PharmD program at the University of Cincinnati. Students participate in a skills lab activity and hear from a panel of pharmacy students and pharmacists with various backgrounds.  Diverse high school students with an interest in science and math classes are encouraged to attend this event.

The Council on Diversity High School subcommittee has reached to the community by completing several workshops. The team coordinated two Career Exploration Days for diverse high school students with Allergan Pharmaceutical company.  The students tour the facility and learn about the many careers in pharmacy. 

The 4th Annual Magic of Cosmetic Science workshop is designed to give high school students an inside look at how cosmetic lotions, creams, body washes and lip gloss are made and to also foster interest in the sciences. Approximately 28 students from over a dozen local schools attended the workshop. In addition to guest speakers, there were hands-on lab sessions.

The College of Pharmacy is piloting a Pharmacy Technician Program with Woodward High School.  Four African American students are completing an online credential course through Pharmacy Tech University. The students are completing clinical hours at UC College of Pharmacy.  The students visit the pharmacy school’s skill lab for active learning sessions to re-enforce pharmacy skills needed to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.  Once certified, the students will be able to work in a pharmacy after graduating from high school.

The University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy has a partnership with the Cincinnati Pharmaceutical Association (CinPhA). This is a pharmacy organization focused on the needs of the minority community. CinPhA awards scholarships based on essays that are submitted to the organization.

University of Cincinnati Scholars Prep and the University of Cincinnati Scholars Program are summer enrichment programs for minority high school students.   The participants spend time learning about career paths and options, and exploring team building.   These students spend time at the College of Pharmacy learning the role of pharmacists as a member of the health care team.

SNPhA/NPhA  are diverse organizations dedicated to coordinating programs that will improve the healthcare and pharmacy for the underserved and underrepresented populations.

The College of Pharmacy sponsors a Clinical Skills competition to prepare students for the Regional and National competitions.  In 2018, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy PharmD students Brandon McCrea (‘18) and Tommy Montgomery (’19), won SNPhA’s Zone II, III, and IV regional contest.

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