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Dr. Nelson Malone Begins Working At Johns Hopkins Nearly 70 Years After His Grandmother Cleaned Its Floors

When you water your roots, you never know what can bloom — just look at Dr. Malone! Dr. Nelson Malone began his journey at Johns Hopkins Medicine as a student but he did not realize he had familiar connections to the hospital. Nearly 70 years ago, his grandmother Marion moved to Maryland and would find employment at Johns Hopkins Medicine cleaning floors. The moment solidified the significance of starting his career aspirations as an emergency medicine doctor at the school. “Most of the people who come from communities like I come from, you don’t see that often,” Doctor Nelson Malone said, according to WJZ-13. “We don’t see people making it out of these circumstances.”

Feb 28, 2022

Meet the Ghanaian Harvard-Trained Plastic Surgeon & His Neurosurgeon Brother Who Are Changing Lives

Meet Dr. Theo Nyame, the Ghanaian-born plastic surgeon transforming lives in Charlotte and across the world. The Harvard-trained board-certified doctor specializes in reconstructive surgery and aesthetic and has had to work his way up to become one of the most highly rated plastic surgeons in America, reports Face2Face Africa. Dr. Nyame was just eight-years-old when he and his family relocated to the Bronx, New York from Ghana for better opportunities. “So my brother and I were born in Ghana, West Africa in a small village. When I was about eight years old, my parents brought our family to the United States,” he tells Face2Face Africa. “We grew up in the South Bronx. From there, we began our educational accomplishments.” With a determination to make it, Dr. Nyame and his brother, Kwasi, were serious when it came to their studies which they both can attest to working out — now that they are successful within the field of surgery. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Cornell...

Nov 10, 2020

Harvard Medical School Society Renamed After First Black Tenured Professor

Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley just approved the notion to rename the school’s Holmes Society in honor of the first Black tenured professor at Harvard, physician-scientist William Augustus Hinton. According to The Harvard Crimson , a petition to rename the Holmes Society was formed earlier this year by two medical students, garnering more than 1,000 signatures. Diverse Issues In Higher Education reports s tudents and faculty made up the task force that chose Hinton as the new namesake. “The quality that stood out about Professor Hinton, that I think really moved us toward his selection was that he openly admitted his humanity,” said Director of the Hinton Society and Advisory Dean, Anthony V. D’Amico. “There are times when people fail, and we saw one of his qualities is that he would fall in terms of his research or clinical practice, or in terms of his science, and he wouldn’t give up. And I think that that [is the] kind of tenacity and fortitude, courage, that...

Oct 8, 2020

LaShyra Nolen Becomes Harvard Medical School's First Black Woman Class President

Growing up as a child in Compton, California, LaShyra “Lash” Nolen dreamed of being a neurosurgeon and an astronaut. Her ambitions proved to be profitable leading her to become the first Black woman class president of Harvard Medical School (HMS). Born to a single mother, who earned a master’s degree while working several jobs, Lash remembers her mother encouraging and affirming her dreams. “Mom pursued life with grit and a desire to win. She would tell me: ‘I’ll see you at the top,'” Lash told Teen Vogue . Today Lash is an activist, HMS class president, and Fulbright scholar. Lash doesn’t take her position as class president lightly and knows what her achievement means for others. “For me it means opportunity — opportunity in the sense that it will allow me to create a pipeline for others who look like me to hold positions of leadership at Harvard Medical School,” Lash told Teen Vogue. When asked how she deals with excelling to new heights in the world of medicine, a predominately...

Feb 26, 2020