As we approach graduation, UCLA Obstetrics and Gynecology would like to celebrate our residents and acknowledge this year’s awardees.
Top, from left:
The Ryan Program Resident Award for Excellence in Family Planning - Daniel Lee, MD
The Certificate of Excellence in Ambulatory Care - Megan Bernstein, MD
The SGO Outstanding Resident in Gynecologic Oncology Award - Katelyn Furey, MD
The AAGL Minimally Invasive Gynecology Award - Alec Szlachta-McGinn, MD
Bottom, from left:
The SMFM Resident Award for Excellence in Obstetrics - Ophelia Yin, MD
The Willian J. Dignam Award for Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Elaine Chan, MD
The OVMC Larry Evertson Award - Lakshmi Ramachandran, MD
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We in the UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology acknowledge and are deeply concerned regarding the disparities in the healthcare of women, particularly those of under-represented minorities. We recognize that the basis of this disparity is long-standing and sadly has its roots in racism and injustice against people of color, especially Black, Latino and Native American people. We concur with the statements released by other organizations that include National Medical Association (NMA), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), Society of Family Planning (SFP), and American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). We are committed as a department to identifying underlying implicit and explicit biases and eliminating them from our department in all areas including clinical service, research, and education.
We are also gravely troubled by the violence, discrimination, and stereotypes that have been inflicted upon Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) throughout our history, and recognize the recent escalations in these events. We stand with the API community to denounce hatred and racism in any form.
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