Virginia Changemakers
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  • Tags: Science and Medicine

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Annabella Ravenscroft Gibson Jenkins established a hospital in Richmond that accepted all patients regardless of their ability to pay.

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As a longtime community leader in Richmond, Benjamin Lambert practiced optometry in Jackson Ward and served in the Virginia General Assembly.

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Physical therapist Bessie Blount Griffin invented devices to help wounded soldiers and was a pioneer in the field of forensic science.
Princess Anne County

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An astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Beth A. Brown worked to inspire women and minorities to pursue careers in science.

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As a mathematician and aerospace engineer at NASA for forty years, Christine Mann Darden was a leader in researching supersonic flight and sonic booms.

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

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Debbie Ryan turned the University of Virginia women's basketball team into a national power and currently campaigns for research into pancreatic cancer.
Albemarle County

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

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Elizabeth Inez Pruitt fills a vital need in the isolated community of Tangier by serving as its primary health care provider.
Tangier Island

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A pharmacist, Eva Fleming Scott was the first woman elected to the Senate of Virginia.
Amelia County
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