F&M Talk: Bringing Advanced Medical Technology to the Plain Community

We would like to extend a big ‘thank you’ to Dr. Katie Williams and Dr. Devyani Chowdhury for their F&M talk on Bringing Advanced Medical Technology to the Plain Community. Dr. Williams and Dr. Chowdhury shared their empowering stories detailing how two projects they have been working on for the last few years that started as small grassroots initiatives (Newborn Pulse-Ox Program and ApoB study) have turned into large scale internationally recognized studies, changing global health protocols in newborn screenings and the way technology is incorporated into rural medicine.

Both doctors took the time to share their empowering stories of their humble journeys into healthcare, Dr. Williams coming from a rural dairy farm in Wisconsin and Dr. Chowdhury from a remote area of India with no schools. Their message rang clear: No matter what your background, your challenges or unexpected changes in your life’s path, one passionate person working on creative projects of any size has the ability to change their community and the world.