The Root’s annual list of the most influential African Americans in the fields of arts, community, business, entertainment, media, politics, science and sports. Read more on The Root 100 – 2021
Kizzmekia Corbett of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has been named “Federal Employee of the Year” along with her colleague Barney Graham for conducting groundbreaking research while working at the National Institute of Health’s Vaccine Research Center that led to the development of COVID-19 vaccines.
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34-year-old Kizzmekia Corbett is a key developer behind the Moderna vaccine. She tells CNN’s Abby Phillip about her life in science, preparing for the next pandemic and the importance of empathy when it comes to tackling vaccine hesitancy in the Black community. Click on this link to watch the CNN video
Read the UMBC full article “Alumna Leads Team to Breakthrough Coronavirus Vaccine Results”