HER Speaker Series

Find inspiration at home as local leaders in health, wellness, business, and community share their stories in monthly virtual events. 100% of proceeds benefit the Unite for HER Wellness Program.

Bone Health Panel

December 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm ET on Zoom

This panel discussion will teach you how to assess your personal risk and explore ways you can improve your bone health through yoga therapy and nutrition.

Presented by

Dr. Evelyn Taiwo, Weill Cornell Medicine

After receiving her BS in Biology at the University of North Texas, Dr. Evelyn Taiwo obtained her MD at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Following her residency at Boston University Medical Center, she completed a three-year fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 2011.

Dr. Taiwo served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn from July 2011-2019, and as Attending Physician and Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program Site Director at Kings County Hospital. While at Kings County Hospital, she served in a leadership role as Director of the Breast Cancer Clinic, overseeing the operations, research activities, clinical care delivery, and education.

As a researcher, Dr. Taiwo has contributed to a number of studies on cancer presentation in urban and minority patient populations.

Fran Sexton-Conway, Weill Cornell Medicine

Fran Conway has been an RN at WCMC for 39 years and has worked in a variety of departments over that time. 

Having obtained her Yoga Therapist certification a few years ago, she transitioned out of clinical nursing and is currently the Manager of the Complementary Care Department.

In this capacity, Fran services the Department of Urology, the Breast Center, and the Dialysis Unit. She teaches a variety of yoga styles, Mindfulness Meditation, breathing exercises and a mind/body relaxation technique, “Prepare for Surgery; Heal Faster”.

Fran received her certification in Yoga for Osteoporosis from Dr. Loren Fishman in 2018.

Erin Pellegrin RD, LDN, Unite for HER

Erin Pellegrin RD, LDN joined Unite for HER full-time as the Nutrition Manager after working as a nutrition counselor since 2013. She begins the nutrition discussion at each Wellness Day. She also provides hands-on education with both grocery store tours and in-home cooking, and is a contributor to the UFH blog. Prior to joining UFH, she worked as a clinical dietitian at Hahnemann University Hospital where she worked primarily with the inpatient and outpatient oncology population. She received her nutrition degree from LaSalle University and has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Journalism from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. She currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.