Diversity & Inclusion Breif Mission Statement
A longer, more detailed description of the mission statement would go here.
In partnership with local stakeholders (i.e., individuals, families, clinicians, communities, policy makers), we are actively learning from our catchment area using linked clinical, social determinants of health, health care delivery, and community reported data.
We enhance UFHCC research by involving the community in setting a research agenda for the cancer center, increasing alignment of cancer research with catchment area cancer burden, and facilitating access to interventional trials, especially for underrepresented populations.
We include the community in identifying and addressing gaps in care across the cancer continuum, particularly for those with multiple, intersecting vulnerabilities; addressing social determinants of health that contribute to gaps in care, and providing educational forums and programs.
We give the community a voice for improving health policy, particularly as it relates to tobacco prevention and improved access to care.
The UF Health Cancer Center and external donors offer a number of funding opportunities to support cancer-related research.
GUIDED BY leaders that care
The UF Health Cancer Center's Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Team puts DI&E issues at the forefront.
Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office announced that his wife, First Lady Casey DeSantis, the 41-year-old mother of their three young children, had…
Tarcha Rentz, Ph.D., M.Ed. Steering Committee Member, UF Health Cancer Center Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, Founder, Wishful Thinking…
Among the upper echelons of academic surgery, Black and Latinx representation has remained flat over the past six years, according to a study…
First ladies of churches in Gainesville and surrounding areas gathered to discuss the well-being of the health of women in their…
connecting the cancer community
Watch a selection of videos outlining the community outreach and research efforts underway at the UF Health Cancer Center.
Careers and Training
The UF Health Cancer Center is devoted to developing a strong workforce and providing opportunities for employment and advancement.