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Diversity Matters!

The Importance of Diversity on Campuses and in the Healthcare Workforce

*At this time the conference is at full capacity and we will re-open registration if there are any cancellations

DATE: April 6, 2018
TIME: 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. 
LOCATION: Campus Center Ballrooms

The goal of the conference is to improve understanding of factors associated with healthcare disparities by educating faculty, students, nurses and nurse educators about the relationship between lack of diversity among healthcare workers, lack of diverse health professions students, and inadequate access to the healthcare by minority populations. 

Keynote Speakers 

Exciting news!

The Diversity Matters! conference has an additional keynote speaker, CAPT Beverly Dandridge.


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Captain Beverly Dandridge

CAPT Beverly Dandridge joined the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1996. Currently, she serves as the Liaison officer for Commissioned Corps officers assigned to the Department of Homeland Security providing guidance to officers for their career progression and transitions.                              

The recipient of numerous PHS awards for leadership, CAPT Dandridge has been named Nurse of the Year by North Carolina and Maryland Nurse Associations. In 2006, CAPT was the recipient of a PHS Nursing award for “Advancing and Leading the Profession”, and she was a Nursing Spectrum Nursing Excellence Award Finalist. In 2009, she was selected the Nurse of the Year by the USPHS Nurse category, and in 2015 and 2016 was named the Senior Officer of the Year by the PHS Black Commissioned Officers Advisory Group.