HSDM Hosted a Special Remembrance of Deah, Yusor, and Razan

March 19, 2015 - HSDM's Office of Diversity Inclusion held a special event program in remembrance of Deah, Yusor and Razan:  Professionals and Humanitarians in Dentistry on Monday, March 23, 2015 from noon to 1:00 pm in the HSDM Research and Education Building (REB) Auditorium.

The tragic passing of Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha at a residential complex of the University of North Carolina –Chapel Hill on February 10, 2015 shocked the American community as a whole but has particular significance for young Muslims and dental professionals. In a time of ethical challenges, Deah (a 2nd-year dental student at the University) served communities around the world and upheld the integrity of our profession. The loss of these three heroes reminds us of the critical task of cultivating trust in a pluralistic society. Deah's brother, Farris Barakat, joined the program and provided a very moving testimonial to the three young people.