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College of Pharmacy Receives Two Diversity Grants

The Office of Institutional Diversity has awarded two grants to the College of Pharmacy. Dr. Vivia Hill-Silcott, academic professional; Dr. Danielle Vitale, director of Recruitment and Career Development; and Ashley Townsend, administrative manager, in collaboration with Veronica Pennington, coordinator of Diversity Initiatives at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, have received approval for a $22,500 grant award in support of the proposal, "DawgTrails: Follow the Trail to Become a Future Pharmacy or Veterinary Medicine Professional." The grant, New Approaches in Diversity and Inclusion, focuses on educating underrepresented and minority high school students from around the state of Georgia about professional degrees and careers in Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine.

Additionally, Dr. Vivia Hill-Silcott; Dr. Deborah Elder, clinical associate professor; and Dr. Michael Fulford, director of assessment, have received approval for a $17,500 grant award in support of the proposal, "Promoting Diversity and Inclusion through Academic Coaching: A Strategy to Increase Pharm.D. Student Retention."

Considering the number and caliber of proposals received, the selection of both reflects their high quality and anticipated impact. Congratulations!