Passing the Torch: Two Generations in STEM

Ramla Zaki is a molecular geneticist whose work on the reduction of chromium by chromate resistant bacteria was recently published in the Journal of Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology. Read more below on how Ramla carved her path in STEM and her message to aspiring women scientists. Do you come from an academic family? I come…

Miami women take pathbreaking directions in STEM

The Dawoodi Bohras of Miami are proud of the women part of their local community and the strides they are making in pathbreaking new directions for woman in STEM. In this piece you will meet Durriya Harianawalla a Professor of Pharmacology and academic researcher, Nisreen Ezuddin a doctor aspiring to specialize in Musculoskeletal and Neuroradiology,…

Sarah Rawat – Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist

I am Sarah Rawat, and I am an inpatient clinical pharmacist practicing with Baylor Scott and White Health in Austin, TX. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in biology, I went to pharmacy school in a rural, underserved, and isolated area in Virginia, where I was fortunate to help serve patients with limited to no access…

Meet Huzaifa Matawala: Industrialist, Environmentalist, Philanthropist

Can you tell us about your journey to entering the paint industry and the history of your business, Regent Paints USA? My family has been in the paint manufacturing business for over 55 years, I am the third generation and have enjoyed exploring how I will expand the business alongside recent technological advances. It all…

Washington DC Bohras Join Hands with Emmanuel Brinklow Church

During the December 2020 holiday season, Washington DC Bohras, partnered with the Emmanuel Brinklow Seventh Day Adventist Church to hold a food drive and assist with COVID-19 Screenings. The first day of this partnership, members helped the church prepare for the food drive. In particular, Washington DC Dawoodi Bohras aided members of the church in…

Bohras partner with local elementary school to provide meals and support remote learning

The Dawoodi Bohras of Orange County and Inland Empire are proud to be neighbors with Bon View Elementary School.  The Bohras have a long tradition of supporting their neighbors and of encouraging the pursuit of education.  In that vein, Orange County and Inland Empire Bohras are proud to partner with Bon View Elementary.  Over the…

Healthcare Heroes Spotlight

Featuring Dr. Adnan Diwan By Hasan Safiuddin Dr. Adnan Diwan is Chief Hospitalist for Westmed Medical Group at Yale New Haven Health Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he manages patients and is also involved with resident education. A lifelong New Yorker and a member of the Dawoodi Bohra community in New York, Dr. Diwan…

Dr Nakeya Dewaswala-Bhopalwala reflects on her experience on the frontline against COVID-19

Nakeya Dewaswala-Bhopalwala is an Internal Medicine resident at the University of Miami Palm Beach Regional Consortium, a researcher at the Mayo Clinic, and a cardiovascular disease fellow at the University of Kentucky. She is also the creator of Medicawesome, a website designed to be a resource for students in medical school. Reflecting on her journey…

LA Bohras Attend Online Interfaith Prayer Service to Mark MLK Day

Screenshot of the interfaith prayer service - Voices of Unity

Monday, Jan. 18th, 2020, is Martin Luther King (hereafter MLK) Remembrance holiday. An interfaith prayer service was held in honoring MLK’s life and work, which impacted and benefitted the African American community and all other minority communities. His message of justice and peace resonated with all. Temple Aliyah, a neighboring Jewish synagogue, organized an interfaith…