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TIME’S UP: “Black Women in Medicine Are Indispensable”

Culture, Equity, Healthcare

As covered by the Today Show this morning, Dr. Princess Dennar, a Medicine-Pediatrics physician and the only Black female residency program director at Tulane University School of Medicine, filed a lawsuit last month against the University. Her affidavit detailed a consistent pattern of mistreatment that includes racialized aggressions, retaliation, and discrimination. This culture not only adversely impacted her work, advancement, and compensation — it also created a harmful environment for trainees. 

The Today Show also reported that Dr. Dennar will be reinstated and she and her legal team are reviewing the offer before moving forward. 

Tina Tchen, president and CEO of TIME’S UP Foundation, provided the following statement:

“Black women in medicine are indispensable; yet sadly, what Dr. Dennar reported in her lawsuit is a reminder that societal sexism and racism persists in medicine and across industries. In solidarity with Dr. Dennar and all Black women in medicine, it’s time for accountability and justice.” 

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