At the highest levels of leadership, Washington University School of Medicine has made meaningful commitments to diversity and anti-racism. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is committed to collective change and is actively working towards more inclusion, diversity, equity, and advancement in our department and at Washington University School of Medicine.

We recognize that our patients’ health impacts the health of families and communities. We acknowledge racism, not race, is a public health problem. We recognize that LGBTQ+ patients have faced discrimination and harm by the medical community. And as physicians, clinicians, healthcare workers, researchers, and educators, we take seriously our responsibility and our privilege to be part of the solution.

Statement on Violence and Racism against Asians

Dear Community, On behalf of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University in St. Louis, we condemn the murders in Atlanta of eight people, six of whom were Asian women. We are horrified by this senseless loss of life. We further denounce the continued gun violence and too frequent mass shootings that are […]

Statement on Anti-Black Racism

Statement on Anti-Black Racism
Dear Community, I joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University in St. Louis as its 9th Chair on June 1, 2020. While excited to take on this new role, I must admit this is a difficult time. As a Black woman, I am outraged that we have to keep reminding the world […]

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is committed to transformative change, providing DEI leadership, expertise and advocacy.

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