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At the American Public Health Convention in Philadelphia in 2019, the new member meets the long standing leadership.
It was with great pleasure that I was able to introduce Omonikhefe Aghomon at her first APHA meeting to the “”Rock Star” legendary physician leaders Dr. Georges Benjamin and Dr. Linda Rae Murray. “O” is authoring a sickle cell anemia set of tutorials for the Force for Health GO app for use with the Advance the Dream initiative we are putting together to address the health disparities highlighted in some of Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches. She is working as an intern with the Force for Health while she studies public health and premed at SUNY.
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