Join the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement for a FREE PQI Innovation Webinar titled Promoting Neonatal Equity and Justice through the Neonatal Justice Collaborative presented by Uchenna E. Anani, MD, FAAP & Kayla Karvonen MD, MAS.
Promoting Neonatal Equity and Justice through the Neonatal Justice Collaborative
Join us for a FREE PQI Innovation Webinar where we discuss why the Neonatal Justice Collaborative (NJC) was formed, its mission and goals and how to get involved in neonatal health equity work. The presentation is titled Promoting Neonatal Equity and Justice through the Neonatal Justice Collaborative and is presented by Uchenna E. Anani, MD, FAAP & Kayla Karvonen MD, MAS.
The main objectives of the webinar are:
- Describe why the Neonatal Justice Collaborative (NJC) was formed.
- Outline the mission and goals of the NJC.
- Plan how to get involved in neonatal equity work through collaborative efforts like the NJC.
About the Speakers
Uchenna E. Anani, MD, FAAP:
Dr. Uchenna Anani is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Assistant Program Director for the Pediatrics Residency program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She completed medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, pediatric residency at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and neonatology fellowship at Vanderbilt with a certificate of distinction in biomedical ethics, where she remained as faculty in the Division of Neonatology at Vanderbilt since 2018.
Dr. Anani’s academic and research interests include pediatric ethics, trauma-informed care, health equity, and medical education. She is particularly passionate about addressing diversity, equity, and belonging in learning spaces.
In her spare time, she is an avid Peloton member, foodie, and movie goer, and loves to spend plenty of quality time with her twin boys and husband, Dr. Love Anani, an emergency medicine physician.
Kayla Karvonen MD, MAS:
Dr. Kayla Karvonen is a neonatal-perinatal fellow at UCSF, chair of the Neonatal Justice Collaborative, and a health equity researcher. Her research explores how structural racism impacts preterm infants and their caregivers within and outside of the neonatal intensive care unit. Read more about Dr. Karvonen’s work here.