The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences has been an active partner in achieving significant gains by RWJMS with respect to diversity and inclusion. For years, members of our faculty have dedicated professional and personal resources to address the needs of the underserved and under-resourced communities locally, regionally and internationally through research, education, clinical care and community engagement activities. We are home to the Women’s Health Institute and the Urban Global Scholars Program, initiatives designed to promote awareness of injustice and disparity within diverse communities in order to further our social justice mission. Our residents and faculty attend the Eric B. Chandler Health Center, a Federally Qualified Heath Center (FQHC), providing high quality ambulatory women’s health care to our urban community including patients who are uninsured.
The faculty is committed to insure that constructive changes occur within the department that are both meaningful and sustainable. In 2020 we launched initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion that include,
These initiatives are meant to provide tangible evidence of our commitment to identify and take measurable actions against bias and prejudice within our community. We are hopeful that our collective voices will serve to reflect the very best versions of ourselves. All of us are committed to making our environment a better place to learn, to work, and to live.
Mark V. Sauer, MD, MS, Professor and Chair