Amplifying the Voices of those Silenced in Scientific and Medical Discovery

What We Do

Our Mission

We aim to amplify the voices and experiences of individuals and communities throughout history to the current day who have been historically excluded, marginalized, oppressed, and exploited in the fields of science and medicine. This encompasses a focus on “unsung heroes” from underrepresented groups who have made major, oft-unrecognized contributions to their fields; examples of exploitation or exclusion of communities of people in the pursuit of medical advancement; and the struggles and triumphs encountered today by members of such groups. We believe it is essential to understand the exclusionary legacy of medical science and patient care in order to move toward a more inclusive, and ultimately more successful, laboratory bench.

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Recent Episodes

Episode 7: His Hands Saved Our ‘Blue Babies’ – The Legacy of Dr Vivian Thomas

Come along with us as we explore the life of the amazing Dr Vivian Thomas; his humble beginnings and how his techniques are still being still being used in heart surgeries for Infant Methemoglobinemia (Blue Baby Syndrome)

Releasing December 20, 2020

Episode 6: The Freedom House Paramedics – Bringing Medicine to the Streets

In 1967, a group of 26 men from Pittsburg’s struggling Hill District patrolled the streets in an unprecedented way. They were Black men with Afros and uniforms that read Freedom House Paramedics, trained in advanced pre-hospital medical procedures never seen before

Releasing December 6, 2020

Episode 5: Dr D The “Resilient”

Continuing on our theme of inspiring people, let us introduce you to Dr Dorothy Brown, the first black woman to become a surgeon in the deep south of the United States of America. Be inspired by her story of perseverance and listen to Megan and Jamal be dazzled in her resolve to never back down, no matter how they would try to oppress her.

Releasing November 22, 2020

Episode 4: 100 Years Too Young

Perseverance personified: Life and legacy of Late Nobel Laureate Rita-Levi Montalcini. We discuss the experience, struggles, awards and controversies surrounding her life.

Releasing October 25, 2020

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