Source: WomenInMedicine(WIMS) Newsletter Feb 14, 2023
Dr. Shrilene Obuobi is a Ghanaian-American physician, cartoonist, and author. Her bookOn Rotation: A Novel, released in June 2022, was one of Teen Vogue's 25 Books by Black Authors We Can’t Wait to Read in 2022. It's been met with a lot of excitement -- even New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot says, "I personally couldn't get enough." Dr. Nneka Unachukwu'sMade for More: Physician Entrepreneurs Who Live Life and Practice Medicine on Their Own Terms is the peer resource she wish she had when she started her practice in 2010. Released in January, the book chronicles the journeys of over forty physician-entrepreneurs as they overcame fear, self-doubt, and other barriers as they found success in building private practices, nonprofits, and more.
Dr. Shrilene Obuobi (right) is currently a cardiology fellow in Chicago. Dr. Nneka Unachukwu (left), or Dr. "Una" as she is fondly called by her colleagues & patients is a board-certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Source: American Medical Women's Association
Black women physicians’ stories have gone untold for far too long, leaving gaping holes in American medical history, in women’s history, and in Black history. It’s time to set the record straight.Medical student Jasmine Brown began researching Black women physicians at Oxford University when she was a Rhodes scholar. Her debut book, Twice as Hard, creates a new class of role models and establishes a lineage of Black women doctors whose accomplishments are both important and inspirational.
In this moment of national reckoning about the American systems that have upheld racism and sexism, Jasmine Brown has written the first history of Black women physicians in the United States.
Jasmine Brown is a medical student at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and was previously a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University. Brown has long been involved in advocacy work. While in college, at Washington University in St. Louis, she founded the Minority Association of Rising Scientists, working to provide minority students with resources to get involved in research as well as a community to support them along the way. It was her childhood dream to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities in science and medicine. Through her debut book and outreach efforts, she plans to do just that. www.jasminebrownauthor.com