Diversity & Inclusion UFHCC promotes a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and justice through our patient care, research, training, and engagement with the communities we serve.

The UFHCC has a plan to develop programs and activities that increase the diversity of the cancer research community on training, recruitment, retention, and promotion, while leveraging University Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) resources

Our aims


Enhance the diversity of the cancer research workforce, community, and advisory boards.


Recruit, mentor, and sponsor diverse and inclusive cohorts of scholars into professional development programs to create future leaders of the UFHCC and the cancer research community.


Leverage and strengthen institutional infrastructure and resources to ensure the success of groups underrepresented in the cancer research workforce and leadership.


Develop evaluation processes and metrics to ensure continuous improvement in institutional culture.



Institutional Resources

Learn more about the university-wide commitment to creating an inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible community.

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Diversity Funding Opportunities

The UF Health Cancer Center and external donors offer a number of funding opportunities to support cancer-related research.


GUIDED BY leaders that care


Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Team

The UF Health Cancer Center's Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Team puts DI&E issues at the forefront.

Community Advisory Board (CAB) of the UF Health Cancer Center's (UFHCC) Office of Community Outreach and Engagement

Research Snapshot

Town hall: Annual check-ups vital to prevent…

Tarcha Rentz, Ph.D., M.Ed. Steering Committee Member, UF Health Cancer Center Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, Founder, Wishful Thinking…


First ladies discuss cervical cancer

First ladies of churches in Gainesville and surrounding areas gathered to discuss the well-being of the health of women in their…

Tarcha Rentz

Driving Equity & Inclusion in Cancer Care: A Q&A…

Raymond Mailhot, MD, MPH,┬ádedicates┬áhis research to improving radiation treatment. He cares for pediatric patients and patients with breast cancer…


connecting the cancer community


Get Involved

Watch a selection of videos outlining the community outreach and research efforts underway at the UF Health Cancer Center.

Cancer Connections meeting

Cancer Community

Community-Partnered Cancer Disparities Research Collaborative (CDRC)

The CDRC consists of a group of four Black churches, an interdisciplinary team of culturally sensitive researchers, and a health disparities research support staff working collaboratively to conduct community-based participatory research that will lead to interventions and large grants that aim to help prevent and/or reduce cancers among the East Gaineville Community in Gainesville, Florida.

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Careers and Training

Employment and Advancement

Training and Workforce Development

The UF Health Cancer Center is devoted to developing a strong workforce and providing opportunities for employment and advancement.

PMO team meeting.