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25 Year Celebration - The Gaston and Porter Health Improvement Center - 2022
Woman's Day Celebrates 17th Annual Red Dress Awards honors Dr Gayle Porter and Dr. Marilyn Gaston
Honorees Dr. Gayle Porter and Dr. Marilyn Gaston speak onstage as Woman's Day Celebrates 17th Annual Red Dress Awards on February 04, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Women's Day)
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COVID-19 and its risk factors-hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and Stress.
COVID-19 and its risk factors-hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and Stress. Dr. Augustine, an infectious disease expert who is originally from Dominica, will discuss COVID-19, the vaccines, and how to stop it from having such a negative impact on our community.
BC037 Improving Health Outcomes with Black Doctors with Dr. Marilyn Gaston and Dr. Gayle Porter
Research suggests that Black patients experience better health outcomes when treated by Black doctors. In today’s episode, Dr. Marilyn Gaston, a physician and researcher, and Dr. Gayle Porter, a clinical psychologist, join to chat about their trailblazing careers spent working to improve the emotional and physical health of families, especially those who are poor, minority, and underserved and how they successfully build trusting relationships within communities of color. They are the authors of the groundbreaking book, Prime Time: The African American Woman’s Complete Guide to Midlife Health and Wellness and have designed Sister Circles, which have proven effective in helping women build stress management techniques, improve nutrition, and increase physical activity. Listen to the complete episode at www.breakconcrete.com/bc037 or find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify, Amazon Music, and Audible.
USF Health Unsung Heroes of Science and Medicine - Dr. Marilyn H. Gaston
MCOM Physician Assistant Program student, Matti Hudak, highlights Dr. Marilyn H. Gaston, who played a pivotal role in getting Congressional legislation to fund Sickle Cell Disease screening. The Unsung Heroes series was created by the MCOM Office of Student Diversity and Enrichment Council on Student Diversity to highlight key moments and people in science and medical history.
Dr. Marilyn Hughes Gaston (Potomac) – Gaston dedicated her career to improving medical care for poor and minority families and to the promotion of health care equity for all Americans. Internationally recognized for her leadership, she continues to combat sickle cell disease and changes in management of children with this illness to significantly decrease suffering and mortality in the world, including Maryland. She is the first African American women to direct a public health service bureau. Gaston is a volunteer of the Montgomery County African American Health Program Advisory Committee and a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She is also a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and currently codirects the Gaston and Porter Health Improvement Center in Potomac, a nonprofit service organization, which helps close the gap of health disparities despite race, ethnicity, gender, culture and socioeconomic status.
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AIR Celebrates Black History Month 2018
How have you celebrated Black History Month? AIR’s Black, Latino, African American, Caribbean (BLAAC) Diaspora Network Employee Resource Group organized a variety of activities across AIR offices, including book and school supply drives, community outreach activities, and more. Thanks to the BLAAC Diaspora Network and AIR staff who participated in last week’s webcast, “We Need a Revolution: African American Women Reclaiming Our Health and That of Our Families and Communities,” which featured AIR managing researchers Dr. Marilyn Hughes Gaston and Dr. Gayle Porter. Dr. Gaston, a former Assistant Surgeon General and Rear Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service, and Dr. Gayle Porter, a clinical psychologist, and former Director of D.C. Mental Health Out-Patient Clinics and Johns Hopkins’ School Based Program, are the co-developers of the nationally recognized intervention, Prime Time Sister Circles®, and co-authors of the book, "Prime Time: The African American Woman’s Complete Guide to Midlife Health and Wellness." During the webcast, they took questions and discussed strategies for the effective integration of cultural competency into service delivery for African American children, youth and their families.
Celebrating a Sickle Cell Research Pioneer | Cincinnati Children's
http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org Marilyn Gaston, MD Still a Frontline Fighter Against Sickle Cell Disease At 77, Marilyn Gaston, MD, is a petite ball of fire. Thirty years ago, she published a landmark study proving the effectiveness of penicillin in extending the lives of children with sickle cell disease. At a symposium outlining the past, present and future of research and treatment for the disease, Gaston clearly showed she hasn't lost her passion for helping childre