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Diversity & Inclusion

The Health Science Center employs the university’s definition of diversity which is the inclusion, welcome and support of individuals from all groups, encompassing the various characteristics of persons in our community. The characteristics can include, but are not limited to: age, background, citizenship, disability, education, ethnicity, family status, gender, gender identity/expression, geographical location, language, military experience, political views, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and work experience.

Diversity on Campus

The educational benefits of diverse learning environments include fostering civic learning, engagement and preparation to live and improve health care in complex global settings. Diversity is the inclusion and support of individuals from all groups in our community. It is the exploration of differences in a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment.

Contact

Lavern Holyfield, DDS
Chair, Diversity Leadership Committee
Phone: 214.828.8485
lholyfield@tamhsc.edu
Diversity Office | Dr. Holyfield's Bio

Health Science Center Diversity Leadership Committee

Dianne Kraft, PhD
College of Medicine
kraft@medicine.tamhsc.edu

Jodie Gary, PhD
College of Nursing
gary@tamhsc.edu

Juan Bustamante, PhD
College of Pharmacy
bustamante@pharmacy.tamhsc.edu

Lisako McKyer, PhD, MPH
School of Public Health
mckyer@sph.tamhsc.edu