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For Women in Medicine, ‘Having It All’ Is Hard – Living without Purpose is Harder

April 4, 2024 Comments Off on For Women in Medicine, ‘Having It All’ Is Hard – Living without Purpose is Harder

“The patients I went into medicine for – the populations made vulnerable, the chronically marginalized – weren’t even making it into primary care physicians’ offices because they were going straight…

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Honoring Sandra Bruce Nichols, M.D., FAAFP, MHCDS, M.S.

March 12, 2024 Comments Off on Honoring Sandra Bruce Nichols, M.D., FAAFP, MHCDS, M.S.

NMF celebrates a beloved health care servant leader. With eternal gratitude and heartfelt appreciation, National Medical Fellowships wishes Dr. Sandra B. Nichols, immediate past chair of the NMF Board of…

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Mentorship in a Challenging Climate

January 23, 2024 Comments Off on Mentorship in a Challenging Climate

“At the conjunction of alumni’s paths and students’ pathfinding, NMF serves as a relay station where we can signal the ways to identify, meet, and overcome the inevitable obstacles along…

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Vaccinating and Valuing the Most Vulnerable

January 9, 2024 Comments Off on Vaccinating and Valuing the Most Vulnerable

Dr. Jerry P. Abraham discusses his career and commitment to protecting and prioritizing underserved and underrepresented stigmatized populations in marginalized and minoritized communities. At Kedren Community Health Center, National Medical…

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Changing Lives with Language Concordant Care

January 3, 2024 Comments Off on Changing Lives with Language Concordant Care

Creating safe spaces with Spanish-speaking patient care teams improves outcomes  Dr. Tania Gennell, a surgery resident with New York University – Langone Health in Long Island, repeatedly witnesses how patient…

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Population Health, Pandemics, and the Public Eye

December 21, 2023 Comments Off on Population Health, Pandemics, and the Public Eye

Dr. Tonya Walker’s career from the ER to Netflix focuses on health inequities. By day, Dr. Tonya Walker works for Netflix as its Chief Medical Officer and Director of Employee…

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Becoming a Holistic Healer for the Historically Marginalized

December 15, 2023 Comments Off on Becoming a Holistic Healer for the Historically Marginalized

Burt-Miller intends to work both on the ground as a clinician and upstream in the policy space to most effectively reduce health inequities. When Joel F. Burt-Miller showed up to…

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You Cannot Be What You Cannot See

October 20, 2023 Comments Off on You Cannot Be What You Cannot See

Dr. Ericka Scott shares why she believes mentorship is most important to moving the needle of diversity in medicine. When Dr. Ericka Scott was 8 years old, her mother’s determination…

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Growing Impact While Giving Back

October 4, 2023 Comments Off on Growing Impact While Giving Back

Dr. Herman B. Gray reflects on his career in medicine, public health and health care administration – and how they must intersect moving forward.  

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Balancing Academia and Advocacy in Alabama

September 25, 2023 Comments Off on Balancing Academia and Advocacy in Alabama

Pamela Payne-Foster, M.D., M.P.H. shares with NMF her efforts to increase public health efforts and preventative medicine – and reduce stigma – in the rural areas of her state.   Like…