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Celebrating Easter:Honoring Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett,Coronavirus Viral Immunologist

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Celebrating Easter and honoring medical professionals from the past, the present and the future! Musical selections commemorating the Clark Sisters' Movie premiering April 11, 2020 on Lifetime!

Valerie Jarrett's father, Dr. James Bowman, Jr., was a groundbreaking pathologist and geneticist.  His first day as a resident at St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago, where he was told that he couldn't enter the front door. He decided it was time to break the rules."And so, the first day of work, he showed up and he walked in the front door. And the next day, when he showed up for work, all of the black staff that worked in the hospital - were waiting by the front door and they walked in with him. And so he, in a sense, integrated the front door of the hospital."

~Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett, a viral immunologist working with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is taking the lead to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus.

~An obstetrician, gynecologist and surgeon, Dr. Matilda Evans cared for her patients in her home until she established Taylor Lane Hospital, one the first black hospitals in the state, in 1901. 

~Dr. May Chinn, her work in cancer research helped in the development of the Pap smear, a test for early detection of cervical cancer.

Queen Liliʻuokalani - last ruler of Hawaii founded the Kapiolani Maternity Hospital for native Hawaiian mothers. Today it is called the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children