Black Voices in Research

presented by the uf ctsi diversity and cultural competence council (dc3)

Black Voices in Research

As part of its mission to cultivate and engage in honest and vulnerable conversations about race, the UF CTSI DC3 debuted its nationally acclaimed Black Voices in Research storytelling event series. This series underscores the inherent value of storytelling as a means of bringing awareness to the experiences of Black researchers.

Brittany Southern

The Black Voices in Research storytelling event series serves as a platform to highlight and amplify the experiences of Black researchers and research professionals at UF. In sharing these stories, the the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s (CTSI) Diversity and Cultural Competence Council (DC3) seeks to inspire viewers to examine and address personal biases and to consider what they can do to improve diversity, inclusivity, equity and accessibility at UF and beyond.

Episode 1

Created in partnership with local storytelling event company, Guts & Glory GNV, the inaugural episode of Black Voices in Research features a cast of five Black biomedical researchers and research professionals at UF. See below to view the full cast of voices and learn more about them.

Duane A. MItchell, M.D., Ph.D.

welcome and introduction

Duane Mitchell, MD, PhD

Assistant Vice President for Research, UF Director, UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute Phyllis Kottler Friedman Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, UF College of Medicine

Erika Moore, PhD

Rhines Rising Star Assistant Professor | Department of Materials Science and Engineering | UF College of Engineering

Erika Moore, PhD

Shantrel Canidate, PhD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor | Department of Epidemiology | UF College of Public Health and Health Professions

Shantrel Canidate, PhD

Erica Guerrido, MPH, CPH

Research and Compliance Administrator | Office of Research Affairs | UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville

Erica Guerrido

Samuel Inkabi

Graduate Research Assistant | Immunology and Microbiology Concentration | Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program | UF College of Medicine

Samuel Inkabi

Tiffany Danielle Pineda

Chair | UF CTSI DC3 | Research Navigator | UF CTSI

Tiffany Pineda

Episode 2

Premiered on the historic Juneteenth, this installment of the Black Voices in Research storytelling series features a cast of four Black biomedical researchers and research professionals at UF, as well as a special concluding performance by DC3 chair, Tiffany Danielle Chisholm Pineda.

Tiffany Pineda

concluding remarks

Tiffany Danielle Chisholm Pineda

Chair, Diversity and Cultural Competence Council UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute

E. Stanley Richardson

Poet Laureate of Alachua County | Founder and Director | ARTSPEAKS Gainesville

Stanley Richardson

Duane Mitchell, MD, PhD

Phyllis Kottler Friedman Professor | Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery | UF College of Medicine
Director | UF CTSI
Co-Director | Preston A Wells, Jr. Center for Brian Tumor Therapy
Assistant Vice President for Research | UF

Duane Mitchell

Brittany Southern, DVM

Clinical Assistant Professor | UF Animal Care Services

Brittany Southern

Joseph A. Tyndall, MD, MPH

Chair and Professor | Department of Emergency Medicine | UF College of Medicine

Adrian Tyndall

About the DC3

Parallel to the appointment of UF’s first Chief Diversity Officer in 2018, the UF CTSI began to establish its Diversity and Cultural Competence Council (DC3). The goal of the DC3 has been established to intimately examine long-standing and unspoken issues of racial injustice, equality, and diversity within the working environment of the Clinical Research Professional workforce.

UF CTSI DC3 logo

The DC3 persists to convene on issues of racism and injustice, meeting monthly since its inception with guest speakers, program planning, and in-depth discussions. Building a supportive, engaged community for research professionals, the DC3 is committed to its mission:

“…to help UF clinical research professionals become competent communicators and actors in the intersectional areas of diversity and culture. With the clinical research professional and community member in mind, this council seeks to develop opportunities in raising awareness of distinct needs for diversity and inclusion, while identifying and disseminating best-practice information in the UF clinical research community.”

Council Advisory Committee

Tiffany Danielle Chisholm Pineda

Chair | UF CTSI DC3 | Research Navigator | UF CTSI

Tiffany Pineda

Bob Kolb, RN, MS, CCRC

Assistant Director of Clinical Research | UF CTSI

Bob Kolb

Gailine McCaslin, MS

Senior Project Manager | Office of the Dean | UF College of Medicine

Gailine McCaslin

Justine Nicholas, MS

Clinical Research Coordinator II | Department of Pediatrics | UF College of Medicine

Justine Nicholas

This event is supported by the UF CTSI and the UF Racial Justice Research Fund. The UF CTSI is supported in part by NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards UL17RRO01427, KL2TRO01429, and TL1TR001428.