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It is a Pleasure to Introduce, Shan..

It is a Pleasure to Introduce, Shannon Wilson, Vice President, Population Health & Health Equity for Priority Health & Executive Director of the Priority Health Total Health Foundation

Q: You started your career as an epidemiologist. How did that set you on a path to advocating for health equity as your career progressed?SW: When I was in high school, I heard a statistic that African American women were much more likely to contract a sexually transmitted disease in their lifetime. That seemed st..

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Dr. Amy Young, The First Woman to B..

Dr. Amy Young, The First Woman to Become Executive Director of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Q: Growing up, when were you first intrigued by the health sciences?AY: I think we all have role models that influence us in our life choices. I was lucky enough to have a female pediatrician in the mid-60s in Mississippi which was quite rare. My mother revered her (she took care of my 6 siblings). My parents had ..

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In The Spotlight

It is a Pleasure to Introduce, Shan..

It is a Pleasure to Introduce, Shannon Wilson, Vice President, Population Health & Health Equity for Priority Health & Executive Director of the Priority Health Total Health Foundation

Q: You started your career as an epidemiologist. How did that set you on a path to advocating for health equity as your career progressed?SW: When I was in high school, I heard a statistic that African American women were much more likely to contract a sexually transmitted disease in their lifetime. That seemed strange and unfair because they’re not any more promiscuous than other populations. I f..

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She’s an Emmy Award-Winning Meteoro..

She’s an Emmy Award-Winning Meteorologist who was Born & Raised in Metro Detroit. You can Catch her 4Warn Weather Forecasts Weekday Mornings at Noon. A Special Conversation with Meteorologist, Ashlee Baracy

Q: When did you decide to be a meteorologist?AB: I was working at Local 4 as a traffic reporter when I realized that I could blend my love for math and science with the broadcasting field. I was in my late-20s and already earned a Master of Science degree and decided to go back to school online through Mississippi State to work towards a certification in Broadcast Meteorology. I would report traff..

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A Special Conversation With Sky Fou..

A Special Conversation With Sky Foundation Founder, Sheila Sky Kasselman

After being diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer in 2007. She underwent chemotherapy, radiation and a complete Whipple surgery. Six months into recovery she began her mission to raise awareness and fund early detection research for pancreatic cancer. Q: So, for those in our audience not familiar with the Sky Foundation, can you tell us how it all started along with your mission?SSK: I was ..

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Women In Real Estate

She’s a Licensed Realtor, With a Co..

She’s a Licensed Realtor, With a Continuous Improvement, Analytical Mindset, Influential Presence, Networking Savvy, and Negotiating Prowess. Meet Detroit Area Real Estate Agent, Nicole Carter

Q: Can you share with us what made you decide to have a career in Real Estate?NC: I studied International Business and Marketing at Eastern Michigan University. I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was 12 years old. I understood that all my parent’s friends that were doing very well all had Real Estate in their investment portfolios. And so, who doesn’t want to do well?Q: How long have you been activ..

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Meet Detroit Real Estate Broker/Own..

Meet Detroit Real Estate Broker/Owner, Vaneesha Slater

Q: Can you share with us what made you decide to have a career in Real Estate? VS: My mother began her Real Estate career back in the 90's before MapQuest, navigation systems etc. I became her assistant with property showings by reading the map for directions, helping with lockboxes, and even looking through the listing books which you had to pick from various Real Estate offices. From this experi..

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She Combines Knowledge & Passio..

She Combines Knowledge & Passion as Her Pledge to Provide Every Client the Best Representation, Whether You Are Wanting to Buy or Sell a Home. Meet Real Estate One Real Estate Agent, Lisa Sobell

As an Associate Broker, Lisa is still a Realtor, and will advocate for you throughout the buying and selling process. Buying and selling a home is a major event. As a lifelong Downriver resident, she is familiar with Wayne County, as well as Monroe, Washtenaw, Oakland, and Macomb Counties. She served as a public school teacher for 23 years, making her well informed of the area school districts in ..

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Health & Beauty

A Special Conversation With Associa..

A Special Conversation With Associate Dean of the College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing, Dr. Nutrena Tate.

Q: Why did you decide to go from a practicing RN to teaching?NY: I met a colleague at a pediatric nurse practitioner conference, and we started talking about the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in nursing. She was practicing while pursuing her doctorate degree. She advised me to look into it and see if it was something that I wanted to do. As I talked with more people about the opportunity and met wit..

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A One-on-One Conversation With Assi..

A One-on-One Conversation With Assistant Professor, Department of Foundational Medical Studies At Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Dr. Stefanie Attardi

Q: As Assistant Professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, you teach histology and gross cadaveric anatomy to medical students. For those in our audience not familiar with these terms, can you tell us more about them?SA: “Histology” is the microscopic study of the body’s cells, tissues, and organs; the structures that cannot be seen with the naked eye. “Gross anatomy,” on..

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A Very Special Conversation With Wo..

A Very Special Conversation With Workit Health Co-Founders, Lisa McLaughlin & Robin McIntosh

Q: So, for those in our audience not family with Workit Health, can you tell us how it all started?Robin: My Co-Founder Lisa and I met over a decade ago in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous. We became close friends and worked together in startup settings.Although we were lucky enough to find long-term recovery, we lost many friends and loved ones along the way to rehab waitlists and the strict ide..

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