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Preston Igwe, MD

Preston Igwe is a PGY-2 in the UCLA Psychiatry Adult Residency Training Program. He was born in Nigeria and raised in southwest Houston, TX, both places that have immensely shaped his identity and outlook on the world. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Sociology and Pre-Health. While at Notre Dame, Preston was a QuestBridge Scholar won the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. Award which honors a graduating senior whose contributions have significantly advanced the climate of welcome and inclusion within or beyond the university community. For medical school, Preston attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He was very involved with the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), ultimately serving on the SNMA’s national board of directors as the co-chair of the Academic Affairs Committee. At UCLA, Preston has served as one of the recruitment committee leads and participates in various recruitment and community-building events with the Minority Housestaff Organization. He will also serve as the 2023-2024 Residents Council Co-President. His career interests include forensics and sports psychiatry, as well as Black and African American mental health. As co-chief of JEDI, he is excited to continue his work in supporting and advocating for minoritized communities while helping to make UCLA Psychiatry a more inclusive and anti-racist program.