As a School of Medicine community, it is important to process and discuss what is happening across the country as it directly impacts each of us, our work, and our learning environments. The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breona Taylor have left us all feeling angry, lost, and sad. These deaths have come as COVID-19 further emphasized the health inequities that persist in our country. These events are a clear call to action for all of us, and at the School of Medicine we are taking clear steps to creating an inclusive environment for our students, faculty and staff.
–Dr. Nathan Thomas, Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, UNC School of Medicine
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First-year medical students celebrating the annual White Coat ceremony on October 5, 2019