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Black in STEM


Alain Vaval.

Alain Raymond Vaval


Major and Degree: Premedicine, B.S.

Graduation Year: 2001

Current Position: Noninvasive Cardiologist, Albany Associates in Cardiology


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What motivates you to do/pursue science and/or medicine?

Medicine for me has always been a calling and a privilege. Noninvasive cardiology has allowed me to help others by providing compassionate and cutting-edge care in the mitigation and prevention of cardiovascular disease, which is widely prevalent in communities of color that have traditionally been underserved by the medical community. I also am able to bring a cultural competence to bear that is of value to many of my patients.

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Highlighting positive contributions to the just aspirations of our communities.