Dr. Nicole Redmond

Purpose

whitecoatselfie“…the learned professions are really ‘callings’ from which the members cannot separate their lives. There are no part-time professionals; having accepted such a calling, one is bound to live it or leave it.”

~Cecil’s Textbook of Medicine (21st edition)

 After reading Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point, I discovered I was a Maven, expertly summarized as follows:

Mavens are “information specialists”, or “people we rely upon to connect us with new information.” They “accumulate knowledge…and know how to share it with others.  A maven is “someone who wants to solve other people’s problems, generally by solving [her] own”.

I feel that information and data is to be organized, analyzed, synthesized, and shared in a straightforward, easy-to-follow manner.   I’m a doctor and a scientist and I am compelled to share what I know so that we can all live healthier lives.Venn diagram of Purpose passion professionImage: creator unknown

 This website is one of many tools that helps me fulfill my purpose, with a focus on these key objectives:

  • Increase pipeline of minorities and women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related professions, especially biomedical research and medicine. This is a critical strategy in reducing health disparities and improving the wealth and health of our communities.
  • Increase awareness and advocacy related to social determinants of health (e.g., poverty, racism, etc.) that impact health as a key strategy in reducing disparities in health and health care.
  • Empower individuals to live healthier lives through the adoption of healthy habits to prevent and control chronic disease, particularly those that disproportionately impact vulnerable populations.

I hope this information serves you well!

Yours in health,
Dr. Nicole

 

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