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Members of the St. Petersburg/Pinellas Higher Education for Racial Equity (SPHERE) Consortium. From top left: Paige Dickinson, Robbyn Hopewell, Amanda Hagood, Devona Pierre, Erika Spohrer, Carmen Johnson, Carrie Hepburn, Caryn Nesmith, Megan Holmes, Kayla Rendon, Na’Keidra Perez, DeWayne Anderson, Jake Diaz, Destiny Gomez, Aaron Rose, Judith Scully, and Jessica Estévez. Photo: Boyzell Hosey.

Community Voices: Higher education and racial justice

Last year, the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg championed the work of higher education institutions in Pinellas County who committed together to anti-racist work, forming the St. Petersburg/Pinellas Higher Education for Race Equity Consortium also known as SPHERE.

June 6, 2022

USF students say the organizations help cross-cultural relationships.

Cultural groups at USF aim to foster inclusivity

Cultural groups at USF aim to foster inclusivity. USF students say the organizations help cross-cultural relationships.

May 27, 2022Student

Haywood Brown

Black women more likely to die from breast cancer

Black women continue to experience disparities in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, leading to increased mortality. “The realities are that breast cancer is diagnosed at a later stage in Black women than white women, and the reality is that Black women are more likely to die from breast cancer,” said Haywood L. Brown, MD, vice president for institutional equity and associate dean of the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida.

May 8, 2022Community Engagement, Research and Funding

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