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BSN Student Bringing Young Black Women to Health Care

BSN Student Bringing Young Black Women to Health Care By Peggy Reisser Nursing student Amber Balkcom is on a mission to help young Black women like herself pursue careers in health care. Balkcom, 24, from Jacksonville, Florida, is in the second semester of the three-semester accelerated BSN program in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing. She…

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Ines Calvete Barrios is Breaking Barriers and Saving Lives

Ines Calvete Barrios is Breaking Barriers and Saving Lives Ines Calvete Barrios’ career goal is to become a pediatrician, and she’s committed to transforming significant health disparities in the Latinx community. She faced domestic violence and poverty before and after immigrating to the United States. Now this college grad hopes to help others as a physician. By Doug McPherson Before…