Michelle Maziar is careful about how she describes her work. She’s not helping people. She’s not giving back. And she definitely would not say that she is a voice for the voiceless. “People have voices. We just put tape over their mouths,” she says.
A visual thinker, Carolyn Meltzer was drawn to medical imaging sciences because she appreciated using pictures to solve a complex problem—to her, it felt like putting a puzzle together. But at this stage in her career, the 59-year-old neuroradiologist is embracing a different kind of challenge.
On April 1, 2020, Lauren Spanjer Bricks’s world changed in an instant. That day, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration granted an Emergency Use Authorization for a COVID-19 PCR test developed by Ipsum Diagnostics, a Sandy Springs–based company that Bricks co-founded in 2016.
Marquetta Bryan didn’t hesitate to say “yes” when she was asked to lead American Cancer Society’s first Georgia board of directors. Not only had she lost two people dear to her to different forms of cancer, she couldn’t ignore the high cancer rate among African Americans.