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Dr. Bridgette Rahim-Williams to Receive The 2017 Network of Minority Research Investigators Medallion

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The Network of Minority Research Investigators Will Present the Medallion at the 15th Annual Meeting 

B-CU Professor, Dr. Bridgette Rahim-Williams will be awarded the 2017 Network of Minority Research Investigators Medallion during the organizations annual meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, April 26-28th. Dr. Rahim-Williams will receive this honor for her constant contribution to the Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NIDDK/NIH) and for her passion for public health of African-Americans.

Currently, Dr. Rahim-Williams serves as the associate dean of research at B-CU and has many years of experience in researching Type II Diabetes, HIV/AIDS and chronic pain. More specifically, Dr. Rahim-Williams has provided initiatives to bridge the connection between engaging in fun, physical activities and the painful ailments associated with osteoarthritis. Through these efforts, Dr. Rahim-Williams educates individuals on disease prevention methods by hosting workshops and seminars. Dr. Rahim-Williams will receive the 2017 NMRI Medallion on the rise of the organizations 15th anniversary.

For more information on the 2017 NIH Workshop, click here.

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