After years of appointments and tests, Kaitlin finally received the diagnosis she had been searching for: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, also known as PoTS.
Last spring, Women’s College Hospital was thrilled to announce the inaugural Senior Fellows and Emerging Leaders of the Emily Stowe Scholars Program –– a ground-breaking new initiative that provides major grants to students and scientists at various stages of their careers, with a special focus on women from equity-seeking communities.
Supported by the Emily Stowe Society –– a group of philanthropists committed to breaking down barriers to careers in the health sciences for women –– the Emily Stowe Scholars Program strives to help emerging and established health care leaders identify and address health inequities through research, bold new strategies, and improvements to existing initiatives.
Niru Bhanderi was named as one of the inaugural Emerging Leaders of the Emily Stowe Scholars Program.
A nurse practitioner at Women’s College Hospital’s Bay Centre, Niru is leading efforts to dismantle systemic racism and oppression in sexual and reproductive health care. Through her fellowship, she plans to advance research, design new strategies, and improve existing initiatives to ensure all women have equitable access to the health care they need to thrive.
“Being selected for this fellowship has been a huge privilege. I plan to dedicate my time to advancing sexual and reproductive care for women, especially those women who are underserved in health care.”– Niru Bhanderi, Emily Stowe Scholars Program Emerging Leader
For more information about the Emily Stowe Society and how you can get involved, please visit www.emilystowesociety.ca.
Fuelled by donor support, Women’s College Hospital (WCH) is set to open Canada’s first national centre dedicated to integrated sex, gender and reproductive health services –– a major milestone that will mark a new era for sex and gender in health care.