Turning Missed Opportunities into Success

Dr. Winfred Bragg
Dr. Winifred Bragg

From the October 2013 Desktop News Dr. Winifred Bragg, author of the upcoming book Anatomy of Success and a UA alumna, will present a lecture, “How to Turn Missed Opportunity into Success,” on October 24 as part of “Through the Doors,” a yearlong series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of UA.

The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Room 205 of Smith Hall and is free and open to the public. During her lecture, Bragg will discuss her path to becoming a physician and the many obstacles she faced on her journey. She will focus on how to take missed opportunities and turn them into launching pads for success.

Bragg received her bachelor’s degree in microbiology from UA and continued her education at Meharry Medical College and the University of Michigan. She also held internships at the Office of the United States Surgeon General, Washington, DC, and at Baptist Medical Centers in Birmingham. Bragg currently serves as medical director of the Spine and Orthopedic Pain Center in Norfolk, VA, and is an adjunct faculty member at Old Dominion University in the School of Community Health Professions and Physical Therapy. Her medical board certifications include special qualifications in pain medicine from the American Board of Medical Specialties; diplomate, American Board of Pain Medicine; and diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

In addition to her medical career, Bragg is a nationally known speaker on motivation and pain management. Her talks on the topics of success and leadership have received national attention. She has spoken at the United States Capitoland has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX TV networks and in Redbook, Woman’s World, and Self magazines. She has served on numerous boards including SunTrust Bank’s South Hampton Roads Regional Advisory Board, the Examination Council of the American Board of Pain Medicine, the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads, VA, and on the College of Arts and Sciences Leadership Board.

While at UA, Bragg will also meet with faculty and students in the Department of Biological Sciences. For more information on Dr. Bragg, visit www.drbraggspeaks.com.