School of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

A.I.D.E. (Alliance for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity)

AIDE Mission Statement:


As the Alliance of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, our goals are to facilitate workforce development and professional education within the topic of DEI through interactive presentations/discussions and integrative workshops. We strive to work toward identifying ways we can better support our colleagues with mentorship, professional development, recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in medicine (URM’s) on all levels. We aim to better understand the needs of historically marginalized patient populations and target interventions to provide the highest quality of care for all patients that we serve.


Faculty Leadership: We are so proud that our Faculty are regional / national leaders!
Dr. Robert Maupin- Associate Dean of Diversity and Community Engagement, LSU Health Sciences Center
Dr. La’Nasha Tanner- Member, ACOG District VII Diversity Equity and Inclusive Excellence Committee


Professional development/educational opportunities 2020-present:



Department discussion- George Floyd - June 2020
Wake up Wednesday E-series- June/July/August 2020
Race around the Table Discussion- October 2020
Allyship and Microaggressions Training- March 2021
Grand Rounds: In Living Color: The Impact of Race in the Workplace- Markeiya Polite, MD - April 2021
Grand Rounds: Challenging Provider Communications- Peter DeBlieux, MD- May 2021


Grand Rounds: Birth Trauma- Beth Shelton, MD- September 2021
Grand Rounds: Trauma Informed Care - Denese Shervington, MD- September 2021
Journal Club/Health Equity Discussion - October 2021
Grand Rounds: Race Disparities in Ob Outcomes- Sarahn Wheeler, MD-October 2021
Faculty Development Series: Response to Microaggressions- Navya Nair, MD- November 2021
Grand Rounds: Addressing Health Disparities and the Connection to Systemic Racism- Florencia Polite, MD- January 2022
Grand Rounds: Foundations of DEI in GME- Robert Maupin, MD - March 2022
AIDE Workshop facilitated by Maya Jones, MD- Evaluation of Self Identity and Privilege – April 2022
Grand Rounds: Anti-Modernism in OB: A Historical Perspective- Morgan Whalon, MD - April 2022
LSU School of Medicine Office of Medical Education Robert S. Daniels, MD Lectureship- William McDade, MD, PhD.,ACGME Chief of Diversity-Diversity in Medical Education- May 2022


AIDE Workshop facilitated by Robert Maupin, MD - Implicit Bias - October 2022
Grand Rounds: "Care of the Special Needs Population in Gynecology" - Vibha Rao, MD - October 2022
Birth Equity Training led by the National Birth Equity Collaborative - November 2022
AIDE Workshop facilitated by Andrew Hollenbach, Ph.D. - Welcoming Spaces: Treating our LGBTQ+ patients - March 2023
Grand Rounds: "State of the State: Maternal Healthcare" - Veronica Gillespie-Bell, MD - May 2023


AIDE Workshop facilitated by the AIDE Committee-Allyship-September 2023
Grand Rounds: Use of Race in Cinical Research-Robert Maupin, MD-October 2023
Grand Rounds: Disparities in Breast Cancer-Michelle Loch, MD-February 2024
Grand Rounds: Culturally Responsive Care in Menopause-March 2024
Journal Club: Sponsored and Facilitated by AIDE-Menopause Hormone Therapy and Complimentary Alternative Medicine. Quality of Life and Racial/Ethnic Disparities: Study of Women Across the Nation-April 2024

Community Engagement:

Geaux Girl Magazine contribution led by Dr. La’Nasha Tanner- 2019-present
Community Health Fair participation


Pipeline Programming:

Underrepresented Minority Students GME Residency Showcase- Hosted by LSUHSC
Summer Scholars Program for Minority High School Students


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