15 Young Women Leading The Way In Trinidad & Tobago In 2020

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7. Gerneiva Parkinson

Parkinson has received a $250,000 grant from US DNA-sequencing company, Color Genomics, to continue her research into breast cancer in Trinidad and Tobago.

The company also volunteered its own genetic counsellors to train local physicians.

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Her story was featured online on Fast Company.

Parkinson is also hoping to fund studies into other forms of cancer, including prostate cancer.

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