Psychiatry Grand Rounds – Strengthening diversity at UF via another Continent: Teaching and Research about African Mental Health Resources

Presented by:
Faye Gary, EdD, RN, FAAN

The Medical Mutual of Ohio Kent W.

Clapp Chair & Professor of Nursing,

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Professor, Department of Psychiatry,

School of Medicine


Nancy Rose Hunt, PhD

Center for African Studies

University of Florida


Michelle Jacobs-Elliott
Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor

Department of Psychiatry

University of Florida


Eve Spratt, MD

Department of Psychiatry

University of Florida


Faculty Disclosure:

Drs Faye Gary, Nancy Hunt, Eve Spratt, and Michelle Jacobs-Elliott have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website:

Release Date: January 26, 2021
Expiration Date:  January 25, 2024

Target Audience: Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Clinical Neurologists

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify two mutable barriers to recruitment of African American students into medical school
  2. Describe village health practices encountered in a Ghanaian community
  3. Describe mental health knowledge, resources, and practices in African communities, including a war-troubled Congolese city
  4. Discuss best African-centered/-inspired practices in health and mental health

Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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