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Keiann Simon

23 May: She Rocks! Meet Future Forensic Scientist, Keiann Simon

Source:  www.nydailynews.com CARRIBEAT A few years ago, Guyana added state-of-the-art DNA testing to its crime-fighting arsenal. Now, Guyana-born John Jay College of Criminal Justice student Keiann Simon is working to become another weapon in the fight against crime in her homeland. A graduating senior majoring in forensic science, Simon is bound for the University of Washington’s pharmaceutics Ph.D. program — getting her closer to her goal of working with Guyana governmental agencies battling crime and…

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29 Dec: Guyanese Nurse Administered Historic Covid-19 Vaccine to VP-Elect Kamala Harris

US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received her COVID-19 vaccine live on television Tuesday and urged the public to trust the process.  A mask-wearing Harris received the first of her two shots at United Medical Center, located in an area of Washington, DC with a large African-American population. Her husband Doug Emhoff was also to be vaccinated. Patricia Cummings, clinical nurse manager at United Medical Center, administered the vaccine. Cummings was born in Guyana and is…

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05 May: Guyanese-born physician assistant beat COVID-19 in NY and back on the frontlines

Via stabroeknews.com Guyanese-born physician assistant, a frontline worker at a New York hospital, successfully beat the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and returned to her job when it was “overloaded” with patients, many of whom were dying.  Shara Khan told Stabroek News (SN) she was not prepared for what came next. The facility was turned into a Covid-19 hospital. “I badly wanted to go back to work as I knew there were people there that needed…

Dr.VWilt

05 Aug: Meet Dr. Veronica Wiltshire – A Pediatrician On A Mission to End Child Sexual Abuse

Dr. Veronica Nicola Wiltshire is the daughter of Joan and Kenneth Jackson. She grew up in Victoria Village, Guyana and attended Enmore Hope Primary school. At the age of 10, her family migrated to Antigua and Barbuda where she attended Princess Margaret    Secondary School. Her time in Antigua lasted only three years due to Hurricane Luis which occurred in 1995. After the devastation from Hurricane Luis, she was sent to live in Brooklyn, New York…

DeleneEtwaru

04 Aug: A Look Into The Busy Life of “Doctor Mom” Delene Musielak

Delene Musielak is a dual Board Certified doctor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She is the Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency Program at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Delene is also a busy mother of triplets and a life, health, wellness and parenting coach. Yet she finds time to produce “The Doctor Mom Show” in St. Louis, which serves as a medical resource for patients and parents. Add to that her…

Dr. Tami Singh

24 Jun: She Rocks! Dr. Tamika Singh Takes On Fitness Challenge To Help The Less Fortunate

Dr. Tamika (Tami) Singh is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, a Fitness Expert and proud owner of Aspire Health; a Florida-based Direct Primary Care (DPC) Practice. Dr. Singh has a strong focus in helping patients with balancing the body, mind and soul through the approach of integrated and functional medicine, holistic practices and preventative/wellness care. Dr. Singh was born in Brooklyn, NY to Guyanese parents and raised in Miami, Florida.  Her father Tage (Paul)…

Dr.MFraser

24 May: She Rocks! Dr. Marilyn Fraser Named “Power Woman of Brooklyn”

Dr. Marilyn Fraser is the Chief Executive Officer at the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center and the co-Director of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center. In her previous capacities as the Deputy Director and the Associate Director for Research & Training, she was primarily responsible for overseeing the Institute’s community outreach and research programs. In March 2019,  Dr.  Fraser was named…

Dr Candace Cummings

26 Jan: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Candace Cummings – Board Certified Physician, Humanitarian & Motivational Speaker

Dr. Candace Cummings is a board-certified Physician in the field of Internal Medicine and currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Hospitalist at Stony Brook-Southampton Hospital, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, on the faculty at Stony Brook-Southampton Hospital and is a member of The Leading Physicians of the World.  She previously served as an Attending Physician at Meeting House Lane Medical PC in Southampton, New…

PadmaneeSharma

17 Jan: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Padmanee Sharma – Oncology Immunotherapy Research Pioneer

Dr. Padmanee Sharma is a leading figure in Oncology.  She currently holds Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointments as Professor in the Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and Professor in the Department of Immunology, Division of Cancer Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr.  Sharma specializes in renal, bladder and prostate cancer. Her prime focus is to understand the mechanisms and pathways within the immune system responsible for tumor rejection. Since 2005 she has been…

Darcy Ortiz

08 Nov: She Rocks! D’Arcy Ortiz is Inspiring the Next Generation of Young Women in STEM

Today children across the country engaged in many activities in celebration of National STEM/STEAM Day.  The focus of this designated day is to encourage students to explore and pursue interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, and D’Arcy Ortiz provides the perfect inspiration especially for young women. D’Arcy was born in Georgetown, Guyana and was raised by her mother, Yvette Irving, a Medical Laboratory Scientist, who worked with the Ministry of Health Guyana and later years…