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Health Sciences Diversity | Excellence in Health Professions Education

“Without the necessary rapport we cannot effectively and confidently serve patients. Within the School of Pharmacy, you learn to interact with diverse patient populations and how to solve their medication therapy problems.” – Jimmy Gill, School of Pharmacy, 2010

University of Pittsburgh's Schools of the Health Sciences value the richness diversity achieves.

The Office of Health Sciences Diversity exists to foster an inclusive environment for students, trainees, and faculty within the health professions schools and to increase the number of well-trained professionals who reflect different cultures, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, abilities, genders, religious affiliations and sexual orientations.

This site was designed to emphasize the awareness of diversity within the Schools of the Health Sciences and to serve as a resource for students, faculty and staff. If you have questions and cannot find the answers here, please contact us.

News of Pittsburgh Katherine D. Seelman Named by President Obama to National Disability Council

Katherine D. Seelman, Associate Dean of Disability Programs in the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS), has been appointed as a member of the National Council on Disability (NCD) by President Barack Obama. Dr. Seelman was part of the staff of the same independent federal agency in its formative period when it helped to enact the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. In the intervening quarter-century, Dr. Seelman has gone from working for the NCD as a public policy research specialist to becoming one of its 15 appointed members who advise presidents, Congress, and policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels. Read more>>



US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health - Second United States Conference on African Immigrant Health

September 19-21, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA.
Doubletree Hotel
500 Mansfield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Register Now/Call for Abstracts

Salk Symposium 2014 - Jonas Salk Centenary Symposium on Sustainability: Survival of the Wisest

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
William Pitt Student Union
3959 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

All sessions except the luncheon will be held in the Assembly Room. The luncheon will be in the Ballroom.

Join us for a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Jonas Salk's birth, showcasing his commitment to a sustainable human future. The program will be a look forward, addressing sustainability from a number of different perspectives with a focus on the environment, global health, and the human dimension of what will be required to bring about constructive change.

Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health and Office of the Provost, and the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation, this event brings together academic and business leaders for a day-long program. Looking at the relationship between sustainability and public health, session topics will include population health, the nexus between sustainability and a green economy, and sustainable businesses in sustainable communities. For additional information, download the flyer.

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