Dr. Diane Dahm: The NBA’s Only Female Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Diane Dahm Mayo Clinic

Pro teams generally have both an orthopedic surgeon and a primary care physician on hand. For long, men have provided care for elite athletes .  But, the tide is changing, as Dr. Diane Dahm is caring for the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Dr. Dahm is a professor of orthopedic surgery and has published numerous research papers that have advanced the field of sports medicine.  She sees the use of virtual reality in rehabilitation of injury to mimic game and practice situations on the horizon to hopefully prevent injury.

On being the only female head orthopedic surgeon in the NBA: “I really don’t consider myself a trailblazer.  I just feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to be part of this relatively small group.” (SI.com)

 

How To Clear The Hurdle Without Tripping Over Your Own Feet

adidas Group

We are creators, tackling work life with an athlete’s heart serves as the tagline of adidas Group’s GamePlan A blog.  GamePlan A is filled with posts highlighting sport as a way to overcome obstacles in work and life.  It is a complete “How To” guide to winning.

Adidas has long been my favorite brand.  So, one can only imagine my excitement when I was chosen as a community blogger.

When building professional brands, we want to stand out. We want to shine brighter than everyone else. Especially when we are rookies; but be careful and don’t allow this mindset to damage productivity.

Click here to read more of this amazing post (GamePlan A).

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Day Of Reflection

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist, leader and icon in the Civil Rights Movement.  His speeches and nonviolent movements inspired values of love, courage and compassion.  Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a national holiday observed every year on the third Monday in January in Dr. King’s honor.

Hidden Figures: True Story of Three Brilliant African American Mathematicians Who Helped Send Astronauts Into Space

L to R: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson NASA

Before they were machines based on silicon, “computers” were actually women — though their colleagues would often refer to them as “girls.”

The film “Hidden Figures,” which opened to wide release Friday and picked up two Golden Globe nominations, tells the story of three black computers who dealt with segregation in the Jim Crow South even as they helped NASA hold its own in the Cold War-fueled space race.

Inspired by a book on the lives of these women, the movie centers around Katherine G. Johnson, a NASA mathematician from the racially segregated West Computing group at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia. Johnson (portrayed by Taraji P. Henson) played key roles in the flights of astronauts Alan Shepard, the first American in space, and John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth.

Adapted from the book written by Margot Lee Shetterly, “Hidden Figures” also features Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan and Janelle Monae as Mary Jackson.

Katherine Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson all shared membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

 

Click here to read the full interview given by lone survivor  and 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom award winner Katherine Johnson.  She is now 98 (HT Amina Khan)

 

Cheers To A New Year Of Unbounded Potential…Unbounded Possibilities! Welcome 2017!!