Office of Diversity and Inclusion Appoints Dougherty as Gender Equity Liaison

December 11, 2018 by Jennifer Nachbur

Anne Dougherty, M.D.’09, M.A., assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, has been appointed as Gender Equity Liaison in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.

Anne Dougherty, M.D.’09, M.A., assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Margaret Tandoh, M.D., has announced the appointment of Anne Dougherty, M.D.’09, M.A., as Gender Equity Liaison in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, effective November 1.

Dougherty joins two colleagues in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion appointed this year by Tandoh in alignment with priorities in the 2018-2023 Strategic Action Plan – Maria Mercedes Avila, Ph.D., Health Equity  Inclusive Excellence Liaison, and Eileen CichoskiKelly, Ph.D., Academic Excellence Liaison.

In this new role, Dougherty, who is an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, is responsible for improving the experiences of women faculty at the Larner College of Medicine. Dougherty will have oversight for the development and implementation of programs aimed at increasing the number of women faculty hired and promoted, as well as supporting retention and improving job satisfaction among women faculty. She will work closely with Faculty Affairs at the Larner College of Medicine, the UVM Office of Institutional Research, and the Association of American Medical Colleges to gather accurate data, and develop research to identify barriers to promotion, retention and promotion of women faculty.

Dougherty joined the UVM faculty in 2013, after receiving her medical degree from UVM in 2009 and completing a residency at the UVM Medical Center. An obstetrician and gynecologist, Dougherty is active in global health work in Uganda and Tanzania, where she not only cares for and advocates for her patients, but also teaches residents and medical students about the role of gender inequity in maternal morbidity and mortality and encourages them to take on an advocacy role for marginalized populations, regardless of gender, geography and socio economics. She is the 2018 recipient of the College of Medicine’s Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award and was the keynote speaker at the Class of 2022’s White Coat Ceremony. She was also awarded a Frymoyer Scholarship in 2014.

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