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Dr. Carol Brown and Dr. Basil Ibe at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

By Patricia Dickson - Posted on 12 November 2012

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This past week saw Dr. Carol Brown, M.D. (Division of Neonatology) and Dr. Basil Ibe, Ph.D. (Division of Neonatology) representing Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics at the ABRCMS meeting in San Jose, California. Held each year ABRCMS is the largest annual gathering for minority students engaged in biomedical, behavioral, or mathematics research. Dr. Ibe moderated the session on physiology for the conference, and Dr. Carol Brown manned the Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics booth with Dr. Patricia Dickson (Division of Medical Genetics).

"Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics is 100% committed to diversity," said Dr. Brown, who heads the Committee on Diversity for the Department of Pediatrics. "We want our doctors to look like our patients." Most students who stopped by our booth were drawn in by our dedication to the underserved. "Our patient population is extremely poor. We have several terrific programs on campus, including the Child Crisis Center, which evaluates children who have been physically and/or sexually abused, the clinic for infants of substance abusing mothers, the K.I.D.S. clinic for children in foster care, the Options for Recovery program, and many more," Dr. Dickson told the students. "Many of our residents also conduct advocacy projects, either abroad or locally."

For more information on diversity efforts at Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics, contact us at info@harborpeds.org and put "diversity" in the subject line of your email. For more information on how Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics serves the underserved, click on the "Advocacy" tab above.

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