Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The College of Pharmacy’s mission with respect to diversity and inclusion is to provide direction and further our University’s commitment to the promotion of cultural diversity and prioritize the recruitment, retention, promotion and advancement of students, faculty and staff. We aim to foster a community reflective of the diverse experiences and backgrounds of its students, faculty and staff across race and ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, cultural and spiritual beliefs, age, abilities and special needs, education, military experience, national origin, immigration status, language differences, and socio-economic status. We have a profound commitment to individuals from historically underserved populations who identify as members of an under-represented minority group.


If you are currently in a situation where immediate medical, police or other emergency services are needed, call 911 or University Emergency Communications at 801-585-2677 (801-585-COPS). To file a complaint regarding discrimination or sexual harassment, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA) at 801-581-8365. If you have witnessed or experienced a bias incident within the University of Utah community, you may use the button below to report it anonymously or with your name.
Any act of intolerance, motivated wholly or in part by bias or prejudice against an individual’s race, color, ethnicity, age, religion, size, disability, national origin, language, gender, veteran status, identity expression, sexual orientation or age—regardless of severity—can be reported using this form.

For additional reporting information, please feel free to visit here.

Office of the Associate Vice President for Health Equity & Inclusion


American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)


Innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability (iUTAH)

Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS)

ACCESS Program for Women in Science & Mathematics

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

TRIO Student Support Services JumpStart

Native American Summer Research Internship (NARI)

Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Academy for Math, Engineering and Science (AMES)

Student Global Health Initiative

University Neighborhood Partners

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)

Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness

University of Utah LGBT+ Resource Center

BioEYES: A partnership to advance K-12 science education

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2020-2021 Academic Year)

Shawna Webster Interim Chair, College of Pharmacy Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Kuby Balagurunathan Committee Member
Shashank Tandon Committee Member
Mei Yee Koh Committee Member (Alumni)
Joanita Lake Committee Member
Alisyn May Committee Member
Misty Smith Committee Member
Karen Wilcox Committee Member
Nui Chaiyakunapruk Committee Member
McKenna Fowler Committee Member (Student)
Gisoo Imani Committee Member (Student)
Yingyue Li Committee Member (Student)
Gisel Gomez Staff
James Herron Ex Officio


Shawna Webster
Interim Chair, College of Pharmacy Diversity and Inclusion Committee


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