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Task Force on Racial Justice

Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Task Force on Racial Justice was created in 2020 in response to the political and racial climate that has permeated the country and our medical school.

The team committed to establishing a culture that embraces anti-racism practices and promotes diversity and inclusion. To do this effectively, we need to look inward and:

  • Identify the systemic racism that exists within the Miller School
  • Provide feasible recommendations to promote anti-racism practices
  • Strategically implement these recommendations

Miller School Dean Henri Ford

Dean's message

The recent horrific racial killings compounded by the disproportionate number of Black people dying from the ravages of COVID-19 have exposed the deleterious effects of structural racism on the well-being, health, and lives of Black and brown people. 

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The subcommittees are composed of faculty, staff, medical and graduate students, resident physicians, and undergraduate and graduate programs (public health, research physica
l therapy, and social sciences).

This multi-discipline approach collectively provides recommendations and multifaceted solutions to the challenges of systemic racism within the Miller School and, by extension, our community.


The seven subcommittees of the Task Force on Racial Justice focus on:

 

Task force organizational chart