Diversity and Inclusion

hg体育官网The USC School of Pharmacy is located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the most diverse cities in the world. We value diversity and strive to recruit, admit and support underrepresented students and create a strong culture of inclusion.

By celebrating our common goal of service to humanity and promoting the diverse perspectives of our USC School of Pharmacy family, we will graduate culturally-competent students who are prepared to be leaders and innovators in a rapidly changing world.


“At the USC School of Pharmacy, we are committed to increasing access, opportunity and inclusivity. It is our powerful belief that our commitment to diversity of thought, experience and people makes us stronger.”

-Vassilios Papadopoulos
Dean, USC School of Pharmacy


At the USC School of Pharmacy, our efforts are focused in at least three areas:

1.  Recruiting a diverse student bodyhg体育官网 through outreach, scholarships, and partnerships;

2.  Creating a pathway to pharmacy and graduate traininghg体育官网 (PharmD, Master’s and PhD) by developing pipeline outreach programs and activities to attract outstanding K-12 students and undergraduates;

3.  Fostering a supportive climate and environment for diversity and inclusion in the school – including a diverse faculty and staff – through mentorship, programming, curricula, training and professional development.

For more information about diversity and inclusion at the USC School of Pharmacy, please contact:

Melissa Durham, PharmD  
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
USC School of Pharmacy
1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC 604
Los Angeles, CA 90033