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


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.


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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