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31 May: Meet Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine: Emphasizing Mentorship And Research

Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine was born and raised in Georgetown, Guyana. She is the only child of Bansi and Etwaria (Lynette) Lall. She credits her academic success to the excellent foundation she received in her early years in Guyana and the values instilled in her by her mom – that women need the highest level of education to lead comfortable independent lives. She graduated from St. Rose’s High School in 1989 and then attended Queen’s College…

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08 May: Celebrating Our Nurses: Meet Carlotta Eversley-Gabriele, Personal Consultant & Co-Owner of Elite Nursing Services

Carlotta Eversley-Gabriele is a native of Guyana, born to the late Professor, Calvin Eversley Esq, and to the late Claudette Jordan-Eversley. She migrated to the United States in the early 90’s.  Carlotta is a wife of 19 years and mother to three children 18 and 11 year boys, and 14 year old girl. Professionally, Carlotta has always strived for excellence, first attending Georgia State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, graduating Magnum Cum…

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07 Feb: She Rocks! Meet Rashada Harry – Award Winning Tech Enthusiast, Founder of Your Future Your Ambition, UK

Rashada Harry is the Founder of  Your Future Your Ambition,  a social enterprise she created in 2012, which aims to encourage people from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related careers.  Since its launch 6 years ago over 4500 students have attended the YFYA annual event.  The social enterprise has been recognized for its excellence and the directors as leaders and role models in STEM.  Rashada was motivated to…

31 Jan: Ph.D. Candidate, Leah Persaud, Pursues Groundbreaking Cancer Research at Lehman College

Born to Guyanese parents, Bronx native Leah Persaud, is a Ph.D. candidate in biology pursuing cancer research at the CUNY Graduate Center at Lehman College. Since 2015, Persaud has been conducting research in the lab of Moira Sauane, a professor in Lehman’s Department of Biological Sciences, that she hopes will ultimately lead to new cancer therapies and drug treatments. “The Lehman campus was always my first choice,” said Persaud, who expects to earn her Ph.D….

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02 Jan: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Shabana Amanda Ali – Postdoctoral Research Scientist In Search of A Cure

At a time when many cultural forces continue to stand in the way of women pursuing careers in the science and technology fields, Dr.  Shabana Amanda Ali is proving to be a great role model for young female scientists.  A self-professed “Multidimensional Student of Life” her work speaks volumes of her level of commitment to the field of research science.  After witnessing the decline of her grandmother’s health due to osteoarthritis, Dr. Ali  decided to dedicate her career to finding a…

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08 Nov: 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…

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25 May: 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…

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10 May: 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…

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20 Feb: 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….

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12 Sep: 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…