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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…

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Championing A Diverse Body of Evidence

September 7, 2023 Comments Off on Championing A Diverse Body of Evidence

National Medical Fellowships is proud to celebrate the inspiring journey of National Medical Association President Dr. Yolanda Lawson, a true health equity champion and participant in the NMF Diversity in…

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Diversifying Clinical Research in the Deep South

August 29, 2023 Comments Off on Diversifying Clinical Research in the Deep South

“I have never, and will never, be intimidated to be the only Black woman in any room.”   Ten active. Three completed. Two observational.   That’s how many clinical trials Dr. Belinda…

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Advocating for Others During Health Care Crises

June 21, 2023 Comments Off on Advocating for Others During Health Care Crises

“Every physician should be involved in advocacy. To be an effective physician these days, in our current health care climate, you by nature must advocate for your patients.” Aerial Petty,…

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Jack of All Trades, (Future) Master of Public Health

April 25, 2023 Comments Off on Jack of All Trades, (Future) Master of Public Health

Dr. Britt Gayle describes how his passion for both medicine and public health led him to pursue clinical research training opportunities.   “As a Black physician and educator interested in the…

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Committed to the Cause of Complex Family Planning

April 10, 2023 Comments Off on Committed to the Cause of Complex Family Planning

“We see patients in life-threatening situations who’ve been given no other choice.” Dr. Michael Belmonte advocates for the health of those in multiple adverse communities, including minority populations, those impacted…

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Celebrating NMF Alumna Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, FACOG

March 17, 2023 Comments Off on Celebrating NMF Alumna Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, FACOG

National Medical Fellowships is always pleased to highlight the work of its extraordinary alumni. President of Morehouse School of Medicine Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is featured in the university’s video,…

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CBS Evening News Interviews NMF Board Chair about Women’s Heart Health

February 14, 2023 Comments Off on CBS Evening News Interviews NMF Board Chair about Women’s Heart Health

Sandra B. Nichols, MD, FAAFP, MHCDS, MS Shares Her Extraordinary Story to Help Save Lives Dr. Nichols, an alumna of National Medical Fellowships and the chair of its board, is…

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In Memoriam: Dr. Preston J. Phillips, MD

June 6, 2022 Comments Off on In Memoriam: Dr. Preston J. Phillips, MD

National Medical Fellowships was deeply saddened to learn that NMF Dr. Preston J. Phillips lost his life in a mass shooting on June 1, 2022 while working at Saint Francis Hospital…

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NMF Alumna Dr. Linnie Golightly Featured in Positive Community Magazine

April 24, 2022 Comments Off on NMF Alumna Dr. Linnie Golightly Featured in Positive Community Magazine

Dr. Linnie Golightly is associate dean of diversity, associate professor of medicine in microbiology and immunology and associate professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. She discusses the pivotal…