Dr. Cornelia Davis’ latest launch – ‘Risking Is Better Than Regretting – Live Without Regrets’ – gives readers a taste of the many risks and challenges she faced as a black woman studying and working in the field of medicine in the early 1970s. Dr. Davis’ memoir is a fascinating account of her journey from conventional beginnings to international acclaim for her part in the fight against smallpox and is sure to embolden readers to pursue their life ambitions and career dreams.
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The newly expanded memoir is full of inspirational stories that Dr. Davis hopes will motivate readers to seize opportunities in their own lives and adopt a similar philosophy of risk over regret both personally and professionally.
After initial studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, Cornelia enrolled at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine in 1968. She was one of the first African American women to be admitted to UCSF and this pioneering spirit would follow her throughout her career.
After completing her residency at USC LA County Teaching Hospital, Dr. Davis took up a position with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Asia. Her work contributed to the eradication of smallpox in India by 1977 with the global eradication of the disease following a few years later in 1980.
Dr. Davis’ book shares her memories of her time working for the Epidemic Intelligence Service in Atlanta, playing a vital role in global outbreak investigations against malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, HIV/AIDS, and Avian Influenza. She would spend the next 30 years on the frontline of the battle against disease, working for UNICEF, USAID, and the WHO. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/corneliaedavismd
The memoir also details her travels and achievements as a global adventurer including her trek to the base camp of Mount Everest and eye-opening experiences in over 97 countries. Cornelia is also the author of two other award-winning memoirs – Searching for Sitala Mata and Three Years In Ethiopia. All titles can be purchased through the Amazon book store.
On April 30, Dr. Cornelia E. Davis was awarded the prestigious 2022 Humanitarian Service Award by the UCSF School of Medicine for her contributions to the health of local communities in Asia and Africa. In her inspiring acceptance speech, Dr. Connie says, “It’s been my experience that you need to seize all the opportunities that present themselves. If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it – risking is better than regretting.”
With the release of her updated memoir, Dr. Cornelia Davis inspires readers across the globe to seize the day and pursue their life adventures with courage and confidence.
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