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Racha Farah

2024 Women in Medicine & Science Leadership Conference

Saturday, April27, 2024 | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm | Doubletree Riverfront, Jacksonville, FL The well-being and retention of faculty in academic medicine has been challenged with steeper attrition for women. Since women constitute over half of medical school classes and assistant professors, the loss of women in medicine results…

Celebrating Women in Medicine Month 2023

By Kristian Thomas During the month of September, the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville joined the American Medical Association to celebrate Women in Medicine Month. This year, the College of Medicine – Jacksonville is highlighting our women faculty who advance medicine daily. Thank you for all…

In Celebration of Women’s History Month

Mary Eliza Mahoney (1845-1926) By Jeanne Rabalais, MD Mary Mahoney was the first Black woman to graduate from a nursing program and earn a professional nursing license. She received that license from the New England Hospital for Women and Children where she worked as a cook and janitor at…

In Celebration of Women’s Hisotry Month

Elizabeth Blackwell, MD (1821-1919) By Jeanne Rabalais, MD As the first woman in America to receive a medical degree, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell is notably one of the most important champions of women in the medical profession. Blackwell was born in England in 1821 and moved with her family to…

In Celebration of Black History Month

Eartha White November 8, 1876 – January 18, 1974 Born in Jacksonville, FL, in 1876, Dr. Eartha White was the daughter of a previously enslaved woman. Through much perseverance she began several businesses including a general store, laundry company and taxi service. White used her investment portfolio of over…

In Celebration of Black History Month

Vivien Theodore Thomas “Pioneer of early cardiac corrective surgeries.” August 29, 1910-Nov 26, 19 Dr. Vivien Theodore Thomas was born in Lake Providence Louisiana. After graduating high school with honors and became a laboratory assistant in 1930 with Dr. Alfred Blalock at Vanderbilt University. Under Blalock, Thomas quickly mastered…

In Celebration of Black History Month

Honoring Leonidas Harris Berry, MD July 20, 1902 – December 4, 1995 Dr. Leonidas Harris Berry was known for his groundbreaking work in gastroenterology and endoscopy. After earning several bachelor of science degrees, he entered residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL in 1931. He completed both is…