THE STATE OF WOMEN OF COLOR COALITION SERIES "BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH"
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Women of Color Coalition Presents THE STATE OF WOMEN OF COLOR COALITION SERIES "BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH"
Join us May 8th at 7pm eastern as we discuss- The importance of Black Maternal Health and opportunities for engagement. We are thrilled to have esteem panelists:
Dr. Pamela Brug, MD, MS is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and is affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center. In 1984 she graduated from Douglass College with a BA degree majoring in Biology and Sociology. She received her medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has been in practice for more than 25 years. Dr. Brug is on faculty at Rutgers University-RWJMS in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences. She also serves as faculty in the Division for Advocacy and Outreach at the Rutgers-RWJMS Women’s Health Institute. She has received numerous mentoring, teaching, and community service awards throughout her career. Her interest in disparities in health care has led her to address black maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, especially in New Jersey.
Dr. Brug is the founder of the New Jersey Black Women Physician Association. The nonprofit's mission is Education, Advocacy, and Mentoring. Founded to address black maternal health disparities in particular black maternal mortality. Presently, the organization is also addressing the Covid pandemic and its disparities.
Dr. Ndeye-Aicha Gueye is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. She earned her Doctor of Medicine and completed her residency at Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ. During her residency, she received numerous research and teaching awards, such as the Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award in Recognition for Excellence and Compassion in Patient Care and Commitment to Teaching. She was also recognized for her surgical skills and received the award for minimally invasive surgery from the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy (AAGL). She stayed on staff after her completion of residency and was presented with the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). Dr. Gueye is also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
Dr. Gueye completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, she has authored and contributed to a number of peer-reviewed publications, videos, and book chapters involving fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, and endometriosis, and received a fellow research award from the Cleveland Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. When asked what is her favorite part of patient care, Dr. Gueye stated “I enjoy providing compassionate comprehensive care, which will include performing diagnostic procedures, surgery, and assisted reproductive treatments in order to optimize patient’s success in building their families.”
Dr. Charletta Ayers is an associate professor of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Rutgers University at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), New Brunswick, N.J. She has been a member of the faculty since 1993. She originally did her undergraduate work at the University of Maryland and graduate training at Temple University Medical School. She completed her Ob/Gyn residency at Temple University and obtained a Master's Public Health degree from UMDNJ-Rutgers University.
Dr. Ayers is presently Vice Chair of Clinical Services for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Rutgers-RWJMS, OB/GYN General Division Director and Program Director for the Urban and Global Scholars Program. As a member of the Women’s Health Research Institute, she has expanded her research interest in the areas of global health and contraception. In 2007, she was appointed an Ambassador for the National Health Corps to promote the recruitment of minorities into healthcare & research. Charletta is very involved in her community internationally, nationally, and locally. In 2001, she and her husband, James Aikins, Jr., were founding members of the non-profit organization “International Healthcare Volunteers.” This organization has been able to provide healthcare to over 13,000 underserved women and their families in Africa and the Caribbean.
May 11th @ 7pm eastern
Women of Color Coalition