She Rocks! Future Neurovirologist Rukia Henry wins 2017 ABRCMS Outstanding Achievement Award

Congratulations to Howard University Honor Student, Rukia Henry, on winning an ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ at the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), which was recently held in Phoenix, Arizona. A native of the town of Linden, Guyana and former Mackenzie High School student, Rukia has goals of becoming a Neurovirologist. Having experienced a long history of breast cancer in her immediate family, and administering daily care, Rukia is determined to continue the fight against this terrible disease.  … read more


She Rocks! Meet Dr. Yvette Westford, Board Certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist/Women’s Health Specialist

Dr. Yvette Westford is a board certified Obstetrician/ Gynecologist with a pending board certification in Laser Medicine. She specializes in Cosmetic Gynecology and Aesthetics. Dr. Westford was raised in Guyana and immigrated to the United States after high school to attend college in New York.  She received her AAS in Physical Therapy from Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York, and her BS in Biology from Pace University in New York City. Dr. Westford’s Doctor of Medicine was received … read more


She Rock! Meet Ameela Singh – Owner/Nurse Practitioner at Carpe Diem Concierge Medicine

In celebration of National Nurses Week, we honor all of the amazing women in the field. Ameela Singh is the Owner/Nurse Practitioner at Carpe Diem Concierge Medicine; a concierge/house-call medical service for adults in Maryland that she launched in early 2017. “I’m excited because this practice allows you to have a deep relationship with your medical provider, which is a golden opportunity today. Knowledge is power, and knowledge about your health sustains life.” ~ Ameela Born in Georgetown, Guyana Ameela’s … read more


Stories We Love! A former housekeeper, Dr. Chandra Niwaz earned Medical Degree at 55!

When Dr. Chandra Niwaz was 50 years old she took a life-changing step and went to Acupuncture and Oriental Medical school and at the age of 55 she graduated. Currently, at 61 years of age, Dr. Niwaz has her own very successful practice in Tennessee, USA called Memphis Acupuncture Clinic. Dr. Niwaz earned her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree and a Bachelor of Professional Health Studies from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando Florida. This four-year program consists of … read more


She Rocks! Meet Dr. Michelle Albert, Director of the Center for the Study of Adversity & Cardiovascular Disease at UCSF

Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH is a general cardiologist with expertise in preventive cardiovascular medicine as well as managing the most critically ill cardiovascular patients with a range of conditions including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies and vulnerable populations with heart disease such as women and racial/ethnic minorities. Born and raised in Guyana, Dr. Albert had a fairly austere upbringing. The sudden death of her grandfather by cardiac arrest was probably the trigger for her eventual calling to medicine. … read more