Future of Vegan Fashion-Dr. Shields! Advanced Prostate Options-Dr. Krambeck! A Reason To Be-McCombs!
Laura Shields, Ph.D., is a corporate responsibility officer for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). She helps national and multinational companies move away from selling or promoting cruel products, and her victories include swaying more than 350 companies—including Gap Inc., H&M, and Inditex, the three largest clothing retailers in the world—to stop selling mohair and Diane von Furstenberg to ban exotic animal skins, fur, and angora. Shields’ work to promote animal rights was recently featured in The New York Times. http://www.peta.org/. Amy Krambeck, MD, is a urologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and professor of urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She was the first surgeon in Chicago to perform HoLEP. Dr. Krambeck is an internationally recognized expert in the surgical and medical treatment of stone disease and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). She completed her undergraduate degree and medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine where she graduated summa cum laude. Dr. Krambeck completed her urology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in 2008. She completed her Endourology Fellowship at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis in 2009. From 2009-16 she was the Endourology fellowship director at the Mayo Clinic Department of Urology. In 2016, she became the chief of Urology at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. In December 2020, Dr. Krambeck was recruited to Northwestern Medicine as one of their expert surgeons in urology. Norman McCombs was born in Amherst, New York, in a home built by his immigrant father. He graduated from Amherst Central High School where he met his late wife, Grace. Norman went on to earn an AASEE from ECTI, along with a BSME and an ScD from the State University of New York at Buffalo, while serving in the New York State National Guard.
He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, which honored him with the EDISON Medal, their highest patent award. He has received numerous awards for technical achievement, including the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama for developing the portable oxygen concentrator credited with saving and extending the lives of millions with lung diseases.
As Norman stood outside the East Wing of the White House, he asked himself a simple question: How did I come from the circumstances of my birth to the steps of the White House? That moment prompted Norman to search for deeper connections to his ancestry.
Norman has over two hundred patents worldwide, primarily for air separation technology used for a myriad of oxygen applications around the world. He is also an Officier Commandeur of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, as well as a sculptor, classical guitarist, and an avid fan of opera and the fine arts. https://www.normanmccombs.com/