Shepherd University

Diversity and Cultural Competency Seminar

Second Annual Diversity and Cultural Competence Seminar



Shepherd University is honored to host Dr. Thomas LaVeist, Founding Director, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

This engaging professional development opportunity is infused with the theme Engage to Inspire: Increasing Cultural Competence to Decrease Health Disparities. Dr. LaVeist’s visit will coincide with a workshop for all faculty and staff during the first part of the morning, hosted by Dr. Thomas Segar. This interactive workshop will encourage participants to learn how to engage in daily action to educate themselves, students and colleagues in the areas of diversity and cultural competence and sensitivity to diversity. The faculty and staff workshop will be followed by a campus keynote address highlighting Dr. LaVeist. During the afternoon, Dr. Michael Groves will facilitate a seminar for the Department of Nursing Education faculty and students titled; Nurses, Health Disparities, and the Affordable Care Act.

These events are a key component of the United States Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nursing Workforce Diversity grant. Sponsorship has been made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Department of Nursing Education, the Division of Student Affairs, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the Diversity & Equity Committee.

A goal of the HRSA grant is to address the cultural competence and diversity climate on Shepherd’s campus. Dr. LaVeist's visit will reflect this goal in his remarks during his keynote address. Dr. Segar and Dr. Groves will also address the grant’s goal in their workshops.

Dr. LaVeist’s keynote address is open to students, faculty, staff and community members.

Please plan to attend his keynote address in the Butcher Center on March 21st from 11:00 am – 12 noon.


Thursday, March 21

Schedule of Events

Dr. Thomas LaVeist

Dr. Thomas LaVeist

Funding provided by HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant for the Partnership for Academic and Social Student Success (PASSS), D19HP22226; Shepherd University's Division of Student Affairs and Shepherd University's Diversity and Equity Committee

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