sábado, 14 de marzo de 2015

National Women’s History Month | Features | CDC

National Women’s History Month | Features | CDC

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National Women’s History Month

Group of four women

She's your friend, sister, wife, mother, daughter, neighbor, or co-worker, and she has a story to tell. March is National Women's History Month and the 2015 theme is Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives.
Women share their personal health journeys, challenges, and triumphs to help you better understand what you can do to improve your health. Improving health is the focus of many staff at CDC. Several female staff in STEM careers share how they work to make the world a safer and healthier place through diverse career opportunities at CDC.

Sharing Their Stories

Brenda's Cancer Survivor StoryBrenda had fibroids for years, but it was abnormal bleeding that led her to see a doctor, 
where she learned that she had cancer. She encourages women to listen to their bodies.
Amanda's StoryAmanda, age 30, began smoking in fifth grade. She smoked during pregnancy, and her baby 
was born 2 months early. Her tiny girl spent weeks in an incubator. Amanda hopes that 
sharing her story will help other people quit smoking.
Shana'a Story: Let's Stop HIV Together
Shana shares the story of her diagnosis when she was only 22 years old, in college and dealing 
with the end of a difficult relationship. Shana and her husband Bear discuss how love, treatment, and knowledge helped them fight HIV together, and share their story.
Faith and Rosalie
Faith & Rosalie
Rosalie and Faith's TB storyRosalie's daughter Faith was first diagnosed with TB at the age of 5 and again when 
she was 12. After being hospitalized several times and taking TB medication for 9 
months, Faith is now cured of TB disease. Rosalie wants everyone to know that TB 
can happen to anyone.
Women and Bleeding Disorders: Living with von Willebrand DiseaseMeet three women and hear about their experiences living with von Willebrand 
Disease (VWD). Learn about the signs and symptoms of VWD and why it's important 
to seek help with any questions or concerns about abnormal bleeding. They want you 
to know that there is help available.

Keeping the World Safe and Healthy

Team 5
Team 5
CDC's Disease Detectives Respond to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak: Team 5What made CDC's Bio Lab Team 5 different wasn't that it was the first and only all-woman 
team to run CDC's Ebola testing lab in the heart of the Sierra Leone epidemic – it was that they
set records for the most Ebola samples processed in one day (162), the most samples tested 
in 21 days (2,012), and the most samples tested in 28 days (about 2,700). Learn about 
Brandy, Tara, Aridth, and Angie's experience.
Christine Branche, PhD
Christine Branche, PhD
Distinguished Service Award Presented to Christine Branche, PhDThe International Safety Equipment Association presented their prestigious 
Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award in 2014 to Christine Branche, PhD, 
Principal Associate Director and the Director of the Office of Construction Safety and 
Health for CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), for 
her significant contributions to the advancement and promotion of workplace safety and health.
Hynes and Dynes
Hynes & Dynes
Implications of Latrines on Women's and Girls' Safety
Michelle Hynes and Michelle Dynes are epidemiologists in CDC's Emergency Response 
and Recovery Branch. Dr. Hynes and Dr. Dynes are involved in public health activities 
linking the safety of women and girls to the locations and privacy of latrines in humanitarian settings.
CDC Responds to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak: GabrielleGabrielle's career in public health began in grade school. As a type one diabetic she was 
often teased by classmates who didn't understand her disease. To help her situation, her 
parents and school nurse decided she should teach a health education class on type-one 
diabetes. She says, "After that the teasing stopped, everyone wanted to be my friend 
because I got to stand at the front of the classroom. That started my career!" She used 
those same skills to teach travelers, airport workers and border security agents about the 
Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Denise Koo
Denise Koo
CDC Women in STEM Careers: Denise KooDenise Koo came from a family of scientists who were also high achievers. Toward the 
end of her first year of medical school, she took a class in epidemiology (the study of 
the cause of disease in a group of people)—and realized she had found her niche.

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