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Listee Features — March 16, 2022

Gloria E. Valentin

Inspired to the field of medicine after seeing her father struggle with his health, Gloria E. Valentin was also fascinated by research as a way to give back and contribute to society. She embarked on her studies with coursework in nursing at both Bronx Community College and Regent University and attained certification as an administrative and clinical medical assistant. Her career began in 1983, when she became the outpatient cardiovascular research manager and senior clinical research coordinator at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, which was then affiliated with Yeshiva University. In 1989, she was certified as a clinical research associate (CRA) by Hofstra University and joined Health and Science Research, Inc., where she exceled as a research administrator CRA

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Dianna Singh

DIANNA SINGH

Dianna Singh found her niche in health and wellness quite by accident. Starting out as a realtor, she left her job after three years to take care of her aging father, who had dementia. After her father’s passing, she found herself feeling rather stuck, so when she saw the opportunity for part time work at Elk Grove Vitamins she applied, even though she didn’t know anything about the field at the time. Hired on after making a good impression with the owner despite her inexperience, she began working the very next day. Ms. Singh has grown considerably since those early days, but at the time discovering new avenues of health care was groundbreaking. In particular, Ms. Singh recalls that when

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ERNESTINE “TINA” N. EGER

With a longstanding interest in Spanish and Chicano culture, Ernestina “Tina” N. Eger, PhD, began her studies with coursework at Muhlenberg College in 1963 followed by further coursework at Emory University in 1965 and has cultivated significant expertise in the field of Chicano literature. In 1965, she joined Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where she was a professor in the department of modern languages, teaching Spanish and Chicano literature, for 25 years. During this time, she furthered her education by obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy from the Universidad Jaime Balmes in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1975 and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1987. In 1989, Dr. Eger’s career took a turn following the

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