Black Voices in Research storytelling event highlights a symphony of voices from UF’s Black biomedical research community

When thinking about diversity and inclusion, consider music. A symphony orchestra is comprised of the strings, the woodwinds, the brass and percussion. Without one, you lose the depth of sound. Without them all, you lose the genius of Beethoven or Mozart.

In medicine and clinical research, innovation and widespread impact cannot be achieved unless representation from every section of culture and society is included in the planning, study and application of tools and methods that improve human health.

Black Voices in Research, a storytelling event, premiered its second episode on YouTube on Juneteenth, or June 19, to highlight the experiences and stories of individuals within the UF biomedical research community. Developed by the Diversity and Cultural Competence Council, a group within the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, or UF CTSI, this series aims to continue to expand and elevate the need for inclusivity in medicine and research through the stories of researchers and research staff. Filmed at Gainesville’s Heartwood Soundstage and produced by local storytelling organization Guts & Glory GNV, Black Voices in Research is just getting started.

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  • diversity
  • diversify research workforce
  • equity
  • Inclusion
  • DEI
  • clinical research professionals
  • Translational Workforce Development
  • Faculty
  • Community Engagement

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CTSA Program In Action Goals
Goal 1: Train and Cultivate the Translational Science Workforce