About

At the USC School of Pharmacy, we:

Value and respect diversity in all its forms.
We know that when organizations are diverse, better outcomes are achieved.  We welcome people from all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives and are committed to creating a thriving community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni that is a reflection of the communities and patients we broadly serve.

Advocate for equity and justice in our organization, in the scientific community, and in health care as a whole.
We provide support to address existing inequities, and strive to help create a world with more just scientific and health care practices and outcomes.

Believe that each individual’s whole self is enough.
Everyone should be able to show up to learn, work, and receive care as their whole selves. We value every person just as they are.

Are committed to anti-racist work.
We seek out and address structural, institution, and systemic racism throughout our organization – in the labs, the classrooms, and in the pharmacies, clinics, health systems, and communities we serve.

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Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Melissa Durham, PharmD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
USC School of Pharmacy