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From Left: Ebony King, Daniel Ybarra, Janani Srikantharajah, Ann Quan, Gabriel Lopez, Amarachi Okora
Culturally Responsive Care (CRC)
Jeffrey Weisz, MD, former executive medical director, Southern California Medical Group (SCPMG), initiated the scholarship in 2004 in recognition of the leadership and support provided by retired SCPMG Medical Director, Oliver Goldsmith, MD, for the Culturally Responsive Care (CRC) Initiative. The CRC Initiative emphasizes the delivery of culturally responsive care to Kaiser Permanente's diverse patient population and aims to ensure that clinicians are prepared to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of patients.
SCPMG physicians and KP employees are providing care to an increasingly diverse membership which, like our richly evolving Southern California community, varies by age, sex, gender, ethnicity, race, physical ability, spirituality/religion, sexual orientation, and in many other ways. Culturally Responsive Care (CRC) is the delivery of high-quality care in a personalized way that takes into account and respects each of our diverse member's unique cultural needs and perspectives.
Oliver Goldsmith, MD, Scholarship For the Promotion and Advancement of Culturally Responsive Care Presneted to:
David Geffen School of Medicine/Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science Award Recipients
Ebony King is entering her fourth year at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science/David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is also pursuing a Master's in Business Administration. Ebony plans to practice Obstetrics & Gynecology.
With an unwavering commitment and passion for working with the underserved, Ebony plans to continue to break down barriers and provide culturally sensitive care to her patients.
Daniel Ybarra is entering his fourth year at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is also pursuing a Master's degree in Public Health with a focus on policy and management. Daniel plans to practice Family Medicine or Emergency Medicine.
Daniel looks forward to using his leadership skills and life experiences to foster an environment for providing culturally responsive care, which, he believes, is essential for removing barriers, fighting disease, and producing high-quality medical outcomes.
Janani Srikantharajah is entering her fourth year at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science/David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where she is pursuing a Master's in Public Health as part of the Program in Medical Education (PRIME). Janani plans to specialize in Family Medicine.
Fortunate to have strong mentoring relationships through high school and college, Janani is committed to helping others throughout her career. She is honored to have the opportunity to provide care to diverse, underserved adults and children.
Ann Quan is entering her fourth year at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science/David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Ann speaks Vietnamese fluently.
Ann plans to use her experiences - from childhood through medical school - to promote cultural awareness in increasing patient care and recovery among underserved adults and children.
Gabriel Lopez is entering his third year at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where he is pursuing his medical degree and a Master's in Public Health as part of the Program in Medical Education (PRIME). Fluent in Spanish, Gabriel plans to specialize in Pediatrics.
With his leadership skills and medical expertise, Gabriel looks forward to significantly improving the care we deliver to underserved communities through providing culturally and linguistically responsive care.
Amarachi Okoro is entering her fourth year at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where she is pursuing her medical degree and a Master's in Public Health as part of the Program in Medical Education (PRIME). Amarachi plans to specialize in Family Medicine.
As a result of her volunteer, leadership, and research experience, Amarachi is committed to developing tools to create health initiatives that will reduce health care disparities.