For the primary time, within the 215-year historical past of the School of Drugs of the Federal College of Bahia (FMB/UFBA), a black professor is working for the place of director. On Thursday (25), college students, academics and staff of the unit will select the following director and deputy director, who will administer the unit till June 2027. Chapa 1 is headed by Antônio Alberto Lopes and, the second, by instructor Sumaya Boaventura. What was alleged to be a wholesome dispute, nonetheless, took on an aggressive tone and complaints of racism have been made to the college’s ombudsman.
A lot has modified in Brazil since Juliano Moreira (1873-1933) entered, on the age of 14, the School of Drugs in Bahia, in 1886 – two years earlier than the abolition of slavery. One of many first blacks to grow to be a physician within the nation, the Bahian from Salvador revolutionized the therapy of psychological problems and is known as the founding father of psychiatry in Brazil. Solely 132 years after Juliano Moreira graduated, FMB has the primary black professor working for the place of director of the unit.
Antônio Alberto Lopes joined the School of Drugs as a professor in 1980 and is a member of the Academia de Medicina da Bahia. At present, he’s a professor on the Division of Inside Drugs and Diagnostic Help at UFBA. He’s working for the place of director on Chapa 1 along with Eduardo Reis, professor on the college since 1998. On the opposite aspect of the dispute, on Chapa 2, Sumaia Boaventura, professor since 1980, is working for the place of director and André Gusmão, professor since 2012 , the deputy director.
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A member of the Negrex collective, made up of black medical professionals, FMB scholar Andherson Sthépheson sees Antônio Alberto’s participation within the election as a historic achievement. “My assist shouldn’t be given just for representativeness, however as a result of the instructor’s competence has already been attested throughout his skilled profession. This can be the start of a historic reparation in a spot the place, up to now, our black our bodies have been used completely as objects of examine and we have been thought-about inferior beings”, he says.
Throughout the electoral marketing campaign, which started on April 28, professor Antônio Lopes was the goal of racist assaults, which led to complaints to the college’s ombudsman. The report had entry to prints of message teams wherein undergraduate college students query the psychological well being of the professor and vice-presidential candidate, Eduardo Reis.
Professor Antônio Lopes is named POPE in reference to the medical time period Prontuary Oriented by Issues and Proof
No less than two e-mails have been despatched to the Drugs courses by an individual who calls himself “Voice of the Desert”. In one of many messages, there’s a racist illustration, which criticizes the presence of black individuals within the School of Drugs. The creator of the messages additionally refers to Professor Antônio Lopes as Dr. Caramujo, character from Sítio do Pica-pau Amarelo.
Racist offense current in one of many emails despatched
Upon turning into conscious of the content material of the messages, Professor Eduardo Reis filed a criticism with the ombudsman. “We recognized that there was racism within the materials and despatched it to the college’s greater physique in order that measures will be taken,” he mentioned. The School of Drugs and the Federal College of Bahia have been contacted, however didn’t touch upon what occurred.
The report tried to contact academics Antônio Alberto Lopes, however he didn’t return. Sumaia Boaventura and André Gusmão, from Chapa 2, have been additionally contacted, however didn’t reply to makes an attempt to contact them. On the Instagram profile, the second plate printed a word, on Saturday (20), wherein it repudiates the assaults on the instructor.
“Chapa 2, for the reason that starting of the electoral marketing campaign, disclosed its dedication to moral postures, to information discussions in work proposals, and with out disqualifying individuals. […] Due to this fact, we don’t encourage or condone any kind of violence or disqualification of anybody. We work for building, for peace”, he factors out.
Coletivo NegreX additionally spoke out in opposition to the assaults. “Professor Dr. Antônio Alberto Lopes, for the reason that starting of the marketing campaign, has confronted a number of makes an attempt to have his technical, scientific, skilled and managerial capability underestimated, undervalued and made invisible, although his sensible profession has a curriculum that wants no remark, however which wants, on this house, be demarcated, apparently”, says the word.
One other level mentioned in teams of scholars are publications of a homophobic and sexist character, which might have been made by professor André Gusmão, candidate for deputy director on Chapa 2. In one of many feedback that might have been posted by the professor, it’s mentioned that: “I used to be to some graduations the place homosexuals make out in entrance of everybody… They do not respect anybody… Not even the grandmothers”. The report was unable to entry the profile to verify the veracity of the prints as a result of the account was deactivated.
Remark that might have been made by the instructor on a social community
Arlindo Pereira, basic coordinator of the Central Listing of College students of UFBA (DCE/UFBA), mentioned that the entity grew to become conscious of the complaints made by undergraduate college students and mentioned that it follows the developments of the case. “The selection of illustration of college items is a vital course of and we’ve seen that one of many candidacies has figures that go in opposition to what we have to construct inside the college”, he mentioned.
Discover out who the candidates are
|Antônio Lopes and Eduardo Reis are working for Chapa 1 for the positions of director and vice-director of the School of Drugs (Picture: replica)|
Antonio Lopes Gusmao
Full Professor and Full Professor of Inside Drugs/Nephrology on the School of Drugs of the Federal College of Bahia (UFBA). He holds a PhD in Epidemiological Science and a Grasp of Public Well being (MPH) from the College of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Grasp of Inside Drugs from UFBA. Head of the Scientific Epidemiology and Proof-Primarily based Drugs Heart at Professor Edgard Santos College Hospital.
Graduated in Drugs from the Federal College of Bahia (1984), Grasp in Public Well being from the Federal College of Bahia (1994) and Physician in Drugs from the Federal College of Bahia (2004). He’s an Adjunct Professor on the Division of Preventive and Social Drugs and a everlasting college member of the Grasp’s Diploma in Well being, Atmosphere and Work on the Federal College of Bahia.
Take a look at the proposals from Chapa 1 in full right here
|Sumaia Boaventura and André Gusmão are the representatives of plate 2 (Picture: replica)|
Graduated in Drugs from the Federal College of Bahia (1977), Grasp in Group Well being from the Federal College of Bahia (1982) and Doctorate in Drugs and Well being from the Federal College of Bahia (2011). She is Full Professor within the Division of Preventive and Social Drugs.
He’s head of the Division of Anesthesiology and Surgical procedure at FMB/UFBA. Adjunct Professor III of Internship I in Urgency and Emergency at FMB/UFBA, Adjunct Professor B of the Surgical Clinic at UNEB. Supervisor of the Medical Residency Program in Normal Surgical procedure at HMS. President of the FMB/UFBA Collegiate Internship Fee. Grasp and PhD in Immunology from PPGIm/ICS/UFBA.
Take a look at the proposals for Chapa 2 in full right here
*With steering from Monique Lôbo.
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