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Making Headlines in the Community

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Dr. Oliver Brooks, President of the National Medical Association, lets the community know black people suffer more from adverse medical conditions, with poorer outcomes. COVID-19, the disease process caused by infection from the pandemic virus SARS-CoV-2 will demonstrate its accuracy, if proper precautions are not considered.

Dr. Leroy Sims, the NBA’s medical director, contemplated the best way to describe the amount of pressure in the NBA bubble. 

Sims currently oversees the NBA’s bubble in Orlando, Florida, where the 2019-20 season resumed on July 30 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. He describes it as a massive undertaking, but that so far the results have been good.

On Aug. 5, the NBA announced that all 343 players on-site tested negative for COVID-19 since the last test results on July 29. All NBA personnel and media on the grounds also tested negative, according to a league source.

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For months, we have all been consumed by discussions of life and death, and trying to maintain some normalcy in our day-to-day life. And during this time I’ve been thinking about what it means to lose Black male doctors. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, in 1978, there were 1,410 Black male applicants to medical school, and in 2014, there were just 1,337. In 1978, only 542 Black men across the nation graduated from medical school. In 2014 it was even less—515. That means each Black male doctor that the field of medicine loses is unlikely to be replaced.

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Dr. James A. Mahoney, who had spent his whole career at a poorly financed public hospital, went to extraordinary lengths to help patients until the very end


An infectious disease scientist, Hildreth knew the highly contagious coronavirus was most volatile in people with existing health concerns like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and other issues that are prevalent in African American communities, in large part because of the dramatic health care and environmental disparities in the United States.

After coming to the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center in 2016, Johnson has been chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, and professor of the Department of Neurosurgery and professor of the medical school’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Before coming to UMass, Johnson worked at Harvard Medical School, his alma mater, where he was associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and assistant professor in the school’s department of surgery/neurosurgery.


Black Doctors break history at the Mayo Clinic

These two physicians were the first all black orthopedic surgery trauma unit in Mayo Clinic history

Black doctors say the burden of the coronavirus crisis weighs exponentially on them. They harbor concern about the history of health care inequities in underserved communities 

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Myron Rolle, a former safety for the Tennessee Titans, now a third year Neurosurgery Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, has seen his work area transformed into a floor dedicated exclusively to treating COVID-19 patients

Match Day Quarantine 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic puts a halt to the traditional celebration for the rising physicians in 2020. Fourth year medical students move to virtual celebrations.


BMWC was the vision of Dr. Dale Okorodudu, who launched the BMWC website six years ago after seeing a 2013 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) report that the already under-represented percentage of black men in medical school was dropping.

Dr. James W. Stewart II doesn't settle as he fulfills his childhood dream of becoming a physician and matching at his #1 choice, Yale University


Pierre, Max and Joe want to share their story of friendship and perseverance to show black youth that athletes and entertainers are not the only examples of achievement and success.

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Dr. Michael V. Drake’s service in higher education spans nearly four decades and includes senior leadership roles at universities and national organizations dedicated to advancing education. He became the 15th president of The Ohio State University on June 30, 2014.

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