Elizabeth Ratta

Celebrate Black History Month by Supporting the Rita Skertich Research Grant

Brain aneurysms affect 1 in 50 people. Brain aneurysms disproportionately affect women and those in the Black and Hispanic population (1.5 to 2 times respectively). Elizabeth’s Motivation During her time in graduate school, Elizabeth Ratta’s coursework had a focus on Public Health and Social Work. She also has over 7 years for AHEC in both …

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The Rita Skertich Virtual 5k/10k Walk and Run, A Message From Elizabeth Ratta

The Rita Skertich Virtual 5k/10k Walk and Run took place on September 18, 2021. I organized this as a fundraising event for the Rita Skertich Research Grant which I created with the support of the Bee Foundation to specifically benefit Black, Hispanic and Women’s Brain Aneurysm Research. As a brain aneurysm survivor (I had a craniotomy/clipping in 2018 …

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Elizabeth Ratta

In March, 2018 I made an appointment for a physical. I had just turned 40 and we had recently moved so it seemed like a good idea to get connected with a primary care practitioner. I met with a nurse practitioner named Lauren in Middlebury, Vermont. I mentioned to her that every month I would …

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