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  • Tags: Science and Medicine

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Dr. Christyl C. Johnson charts future missions at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center while also advocating opportunities for women in science and technology.
Prince William County

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A dedicated physician, businesswoman, and community health advocate, Dr. Lerla G. Joseph provides high-quality, value-based health care to underserved populations in central Virginia.
Richmond

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Research scientist, mentor, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) champion Joycelyn Harrison is an award-winning chemical engineer and prolific inventor.
Hampton

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A pioneer in mathematics, Gladys B. West was an instrumental hidden figure in the development of the modern Global Positioning System.
King George County

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A pioneer in the field of reproductive endocrinology, Georgeanna Seegar Jones helped lead pathbreaking research into fertility treatments for women.
Norfolk

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A native of El Salvador,Jose Francisco Garciais currently a graduate student at Virginia Tech's Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center.
Eastern Shore

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A native of the Philippines, Dr. Juan Montero is the founder of the Chesapeake Care Free Clinic and Montero Medical Missions.
Chesapeake

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The first African American to earn a nursing degree from the University of Virginia, Mavis Claytor–Ford focused on geriatric care during her 30-year career at the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Salem

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Nationally recognized physicist Warren Wesley Buck III helped create Hampton University’s doctoral program in physics and works to attract a diverse student population to the field.
Hampton

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Dana Olden Baldwin was a community physician whose entrepreneurial spirit created a thriving African-American business district in Martinsville.
Martinsville
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