Diversity and Inclusion

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dr. Erica Schuyler and Dr. Marie Eugene representing UConn Neurology at the 2023 Student National Medical Association Annual Medical Education Conference.

Our commitment to DEI relates to our community of faculty, residents, and staff as well as the diverse patient population we serve. We value diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of health care including providing excellent patient care, within our academic and professional communities, and in research. Our faculty and residency programs recognize the important role diversity plays in creating a culture of collaboration and teamwork. To that end, our strategic effort and goals are as follows:

  • Recruitment and retention of a diverse work force using a holistic review of applications;
  • Participation in Student National Medical Association recruitment events;
  • Institutional and GME policies that are consistent across all of our affiliated hospital communities that allows for identification of best practices and identifying, reporting, and correcting mistreatment;
  • Patient care demonstrating commitment to our diverse communities with focused efforts in research, quality improvement, and institutional population health initiatives;
  • Commitment to leadership with Core neurology residency faculty on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee;
  • DEI Didactic Curriculum including faculty lectures, workshops and group discussions;
  • Community outreach event opportunities for our residents;
  • Clinical research opportunities to improve patient care and health care access.

Neurology Faculty Initiatives in DEI

  • Hartford-Hospital funded study on Equitable Access to Urban Comprehensive Stroke Center with co-investigators Dr. Yan Hou and Dr. Karan Tarasaria.
  • Core faculty Dr. Marie Eugene serves as the Diversity Officer for UConn Neurology and has served as the Gender Equity Lab (GEL) Liaison for the UConn School of Medicine to the American Academy of Medical Colleges (AAMC).
  • Program Director Dr. Erica Schuyler is a well-known and vocal advocate for IMGs, giving talks at national meetings to faculty/hospital leadership about how to support IMG recruitment and retention.

Women in Leadership

Erica A. Schuyler, M.D., FAAN, FANA

Erica Schuyler, M.D., FAAN
Residency Program Director

Catherine Hosley, M.D.

Catherine Hosley, M.D.
Site Director, Hartford Hospital

Marie Carl Eugene, D.O.

Marie Eugene, D.O., MSHPE
Core Faculty, Neurology Residency
UConn School of Medicine Neurology Clerkship Director

Amanda L. Hernandez-Jones, M.D., Ph.D.

Amanda L. Hernandez-Jones, M.D., Ph.D.
Program Director, UConn Neuromuscular Fellowship

Anumeha S. Sheth, M.D.

Anumeha S. Sheth, M.D.
Program Director, UConn Epilepsy Fellowship

Sandya Mehla, M.D.

Sandhya Mehla, M.D.
Program Director, Hartford HealthCare Fellowship in Headache and Facial Pain