Statment on the Orlando Shooting

Dear Colleagues,
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University stands with the citizens of Orlando and the families who have lost or hurt loved ones. Many around the world are affected everyday by terror and violence. Though we may think it happens to "them" and not us, yesterday we were faced with the harrowing reality that violence, terrorism, discrimination and hatred know no boundaries and have hit our own backyard. The need to be inclusive and recognize all people, regardless of their diverse religions, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity is more important now than ever. We at the College of Medicine stand together to counter the currents in our community that seek to divide. The College of Medicine is committed to supporting the needs of the victims, their families, members of the LGBTQ and Islamic communities and the citizens of Orlando.
Over the next few days we are hoping to organize ways for you to help. If you have ideas for ways to offer support please contact Drs. Julie Servoss or Nirmala Prakash. If you are affected, or would like to talk about this tragedy please reach out to the FAU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at  561- 297-3540.

Arthur J. Ross III, M.D., M.B.A
Interim Dean and Professor

Julie C. Servoss, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Nirmala Prakash, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine | Dean's Office