Indianapolis (IN) chapter Links Sisters in the news...
Congratulations to Link Scenario Adebesin on her recent promotion to become Director of Corporate Responsibility for Fifth Third Bank, a national position.
Link Carolene Mays-Medley is the first African American female moderator of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership program. Also, she will be joining the St. Vincent Hospital foundation board.
Link Renee Washington Chube was named 2017 Game Changer by the Sports Business Journal, as a female executive making a difference in the world of sports. Congratulations, Link Renee!
Congratulations to Link Alpha Blackburn. She was recognized by the Indiana Consortium with the 2017 Jonathan Comer Civil Rights Award.
Links help "Pack away hunger" during community service project
Several members of the Indianapolis (IN) chapter assisted in a "Pack away hunger" community service intiative in duringthe local Rotary Club service project.
(pictured left to right- Dr. Mercy Obeime, Anya Seymour, Carolene Mays and Marya Jones)
Dr. Virginia Caine received the 2015 Madame C.J. Walker Outstanding Woman of the
Year. This award was presented by the Center for Leadership Development.
Councilwoman Maggie Lewis presented the award to Dr. Caine for her personal and
professional passion to help citizens remain healthy. She provided the following
comments about Dr. Caine:
DR. CAINE WAS THRUST INTO THE AIDS EPIDEMIC EARLY IN HER CAREER IN
BALTIMORE. SHE SAW HER FIRST AIDS PATIENT TWO YEARS BEFORE A MEDICAL
TEST EXISTED FOR DIAGNOSIS.
IN 1994, SHE BECAME DIRECTOR OF THE MARION COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH
DEPARTMENT—A POSITION SHE HAS HELD FOR THE PAST TWO DECADES.
DURING HER PRESTIGIOUS CAREER, DR. CAINE HAS HELPED TO SET UP THE FIRST
NATIONWIDE PHYSICIAN EDUCATION PROGRAM ON AIDS AND ESTABLISH THE COUNTRY’S FIRST HIV & AIDS SCHOOL GUIDELINES WHICH WOULD ULTIMATELY ALLOW RYAN WHITE TO ATTEND SCHOOL. SHE ALSO WAS PART OF CREATING THE CITY’S FIRST INTEGRATED HIV HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM AND WAS A PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR FOR THE RYAN WHITE TITLE 3 FUNDS.
IN RECENT YEARS, DR. CAINE HAS USED HER EXPERTISE TO LAUNCH A COMMUNITY-WIDE INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS THE H1-N1 INFLUENZA VIRUS OUTBREAK AND ESTABLISH A VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM ADDRESSING BULLYING PREVENTION.
NOT SURPRISINGLY, DR. CAINE HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED WITH MANY AWARDS OVER THE YEARS, INCLUDING BEING NAMED A “LOCAL LEGEND” BY THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE.
ONE OF HER MOST CHERISHED AWARDS WAS BEING NAMED “INTERNIST OF THE YEAR” BY THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. THIS AWARD PAID TRIBUTE TO HER LEADERSHIP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST INFECTIOUS DISEASES.
NOTABLY, DR. CAINE WAS THE FIRST WOMAN TO RECEIVE THIS DISTINCTIVE NATIONAL HONOR AND THE ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZED HER AGAIN IN 2010 WITH THE “PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR” AWARD.
WHETHER IT IS TAKING CHARGE AT THE MARION COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT, SEEING PATIENTS AT ESKENAZI HEALTH, OR PARTNERING WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS, DR. CAINE IS DETERMINED TO MAKE INDIANAPOLIS THE HEALTHIEST CITY IN THE NATION.
- Source, Introduction of Dr. Caine
Congratulations to Dr. Caine!
Dr. Virginia Caine receives Madame C.J. Walker Woman of the Year Award from CLD
Medical Education Room dedicated to Dr. Raymond Pierce.
The Indianapolis (IN) chapter celebrates the opening of the Dr. Raymond O. Pierce, Jr.Medical Education Team Room at Eskenazi Hospital. The dedication reception occurred on April 13, 2015. Alumna Link Geri Pierce (pictured second from the left) attended this dedication of her husband's legacy in the medical profession and our community.Link Virginia Cane, MD (pictured far right) attended the celebration as well. We are proud of our members and their family members for all contributions to making our world a better place for everyone!
Congratulations to Link Mercy Obeime for your work with underserved populations.
Recenlty, Wish TV featured a story on Dr. Mercy Obeime about her work with underserved populations. Congratulations, Link Mercy!
Link Mercy pictured with Congresswoman Susan Brooks.
Link Kim Forniss named one to three top eye Doctors in Indianapolis
Congratulations to Indianapolis (IN) chapter Links member, Kim Kimberly Darling Forniss for being named of the top three eye doctors to receive high ratings.
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Link Rose Mays receives Presidential Medal for Excellence
Rose Mays (and posthumously husband William G. “Bill” Mays) were presented the President’s Medal for Excellence by IU President Michael A. McRobbie.
That commitment was captured by the Mayses’ who touched numerous schools and campuses with their involvement, passion, and generosity. Their interests grew out of their studies (Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1970 and a master’s in business administration in 1973 and Rose obtained her master’s degree and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate in 1974), but also reflected their willingness to serve as members of the IU Foundation Board, search committees, and as advisors. Sandra Petronio, my wife, and I were inspired by their friendship, activism, loyalty, and commitment from the time I became chancellor in 2003.
Each year every school and several other units nominate for recognition a person or organization who supported their unit with their time, talent, or treasure. The roll call of those nominees provides an opportunity for the attendees to celebrate the impressive variety of individuals and organizations that make our campus stronger.
The widespread recognition that contributions of time, talent and resources really make a difference is part of the magic of Indianapolis, a community that still believes in the notion of “collective impact” – that working together improves the economic vitality and quality of life in our city, region, state and beyond. It’s great to know that here the “village” concept still thrives.
Congratulations Link Chasity Thompson for receiving the 2017 Indiana State Bar Association's Rabb Emison Award for her work in the area of Diversity and on being named to the inaugural class of 50 under 50 by Alabama State University.