JEDI Impact Award

UCLA Neurosurgery Awarded Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Impact Award by the David Geffen School of Medicine 

The UCLA Department of Neurosurgery is honored to receive the Justice Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Impact Award from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. 

The JEDI Impact Award recognizes the department that had the largest demonstrated impact in six EDI-related domains, including people, climate, structural equity, professional development/education, community engagement, and equitable patient care.

"This past year was our inaugural year for this process. Neurosurgery was our most outstanding department with an incredibly thoughtful plan, and genuine commitment to fostering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion," said Vice Dean David McIntosh. "Their plan and report of outcomes serves as an exemplar for the rest of the DGSOM, and for Neurosurgery programs nationally."

Over the past year, the Neurosurgery EDI Committee has spearheaded a variety of projects, including the UCLA-LAUSD Neuroscience Education Series for High School Students, Black Medical Student Summer Research Program in Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery Diversity Scholarship, among a variety of internal initiatives. Learn more about our projects here.

JEDI Award

Dr. Linda Liau Receives the Inaugural JEDI Trailblazer Award

On December 9, 2022, Dr. Linda Liau received the inaugural Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Trailblazer Award. This award was presented in collaboration with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Faculty Alliance and BLNA Collective (Black, Latinx, and Native American Faculty Collective) at the David Geffen School of Medicine.

The JEDI Trailblazer Award is given to individuals who exhibit excellence in expanding the ideals of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

You can learn more about the JEDI Trailblazer Award here.

Drs. Liau and Holly

Decades after residency, two UCLA neurosurgeons reflect on how things have changed for women and people of color

In this article published by UCLA Health, Dr. Linda Liau and Dr. Langston Holly discuss their backgrounds and equity, diversity, and inclusion in Neurosurgery. 

Read the full article here. 

Dr. Holly first pitch

Pitch of a lifetime: Dr. Langston Holly threw out the first ball on Jackie Robinson Day at Dodger Stadium

Dr. Langston Holly marked the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s landmark debut by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a Dodger's game.

Read the full article here.