What we need in medicine is diversity in our physician pool because we serve a diverse population. I think that a lot of black young men get the message that they’re not expected to achieve, they’re not expected to excel. I am here because dozens of people invested their lives and their dreams and hopes in me as a young student. I think the same thing is critical now—we need to be advocates to improve the representation of minority physicians all the way through the pipeline of training and professional career.Vaughn Browne, MD, PhD; Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Jacqueline Ward-Gaines, MD, was featured on the cover of Momentum, our annual publication that highlights the impact of philanthropic support at CU Anschutz and the lives of those who serve, and celebrates the partnerships that make our work possible.
"Dr. Ward-Gaines holds an important leadership role on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the CU Department of Emergency Medicine, helping to ensure that all students receive an equitable education that eliminates health disparities of their future patients. In addition, She spearheads a DEI curriculum for emergency medicine residents, and works within the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine to bring DEI resources to the forefront of medicine."See the feature >>>