IAP256: Inspired by Ancestral Gratitude- The Story of Dr. Rosemary Intili Ferdinand

Nov 18, 2022 148

BY: Stephanie Longo

Sometimes in life, we have occasions to pause and take stock of the good we can do in the world around us. For this week’s guest, it was two particular occasions (when she received TWO double lung transplants at University of South Florida-Tampa General Hospital) that inspired her to say “Grazie” to both the hospital that saved her life and the ancestral island that gave it its culture!
 
Dr. Rosemary Intili Ferdinand’s ancestors came from Cerami, Sicily, and her family’s traditions have been a part of her life from a young age. A nurse by profession, Rosemary wanted to do something to unite the heritage she loved with the career that became her passion. Through her efforts, the University of South Florida’s Health College of Nursing is now expanding its educational reach through new collaborations with two universities in Sicily: Kore University of Enna and the University of Catania. 

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SOURCE: https://italianamericanpodcast.com

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