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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UCF COM

This guide is a collaboration between the UCF College of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library.

ABOUT THE COM HUMAN LIBRARY PROJECT

 

The COM Human Library Project aims to:

  • establish a safe conversational space where difficult questions are expected
  • challenge societal prejudices wherever and for whatever reasons they occur
  • help people form a better understanding of those with who they share their communities
  • demonstrate how vulnerability can create new relationships, understanding, and belonging
  • promote open, honest, and respectful dialogue within the internal community

 

Our Human Library Project covers topics that fall under the 8 Pillars of Prejudice: Religious Beliefs, Sexuality, Ethnicity, Occupation, Lifestyle, Social Status, Health and Disability, and Political Conviction. We invite you to explore our collection of Human Books.

 

The Womb Where It (Almost Didn't) Happen

We are honored to have Natasha Williams as a presenter in the April 2021 session of the Human Library Project. Natasha Williams is the User Services Librarian in the Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library.

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Laura Patterson

Walk With Me - Laura Patterson

We are honored to have Laura Patterson as a presenter in the January 2021 session of the Human Library Project. Laura Patterson is the Vice Chair for the College of Medicine's Council for Diversity & Inclusion and an Administrative Assistant III in the Graduate Medical Education office.

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Nader Tabsh

Biopsychological Themes in My Life - Nader Tabsh

We are honored to have Nader Tabsh as a presenter in the January 2021 session of the Human Library Project. Nader Tabsh is a medical student in the Class of 2024.

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Dr. Luciana Garbayo

Connecting Health & Human Rights in Medical Practice, Public Health and Beyond – Notes from the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Brazil - Dr. Luciana Garbayo

We are honored to have Dr. Luciana Garbayo as a presenter in the Inaugural Session of the Human Library Project, taking place during 2020 Diversity Week. Dr. Garbayo joined the College of Medicine in 2015 and is jointly appointed as an Assistant Professor in the College of Arts & Humanities, Department of Philosophy and at the College of Medicine in the Department of Medical Education.

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Tracy MacIntosh

The Wake-Up Call - Dr. Tracy MacIntosh

We are honored to have Dr. Tracy MacIntosh as a presenter in the Inaugural Session of the Human Library Project, taking place during 2020 Diversity Week. Dr. MacIntosh is the Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine.

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Dr. Lonna Gordon

Your Parents Must Be So Proud - Dr. Lonna Gordon

We are honored to have Dr. Lonna Gordon as a presenter in the Inaugural Session of the Human Library Project, taking place during 2020 Diversity Week. Dr. Gordon is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Associate Chief of Adolescent Medicine at Nemours Children’s Hospital.

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