Northeastern US

Shehnaz Wadhwania at the beam-signing of Abram Agnew Elementary School in Santa Clara, CA.
Shehnaz Wadhwania at the beam-signing of Abram Agnew Elementary School in Santa Clara, CA.
Impact and Innovation: An Educator’s Journey into School Leadership
Impact and Innovation: An Educator’s Journey into School Leadership
28 October 2020

Principal involved in designing a state of the art innovative school in California

Aaron Gilani
Aaron Gilani
Prescribe It Forward
Prescribe It Forward
12 October 2020

How a medical student created an organization to assist disadvantaged medical students with mentoring

Northeast Region Mental Health Providers
2 October 2020

If you need support from a mental health professional, you can find a mental health provider in your area through the county and state resources listed below available within the Northeast Region. 

Sherin Merchant and Nausheen Rajan.
Sherin Merchant and Nausheen Rajan.
Two Friends Donate over 200 iPads to connect COVID-19 Patients with their Families
Two Friends Donate over 200 iPads to connect COVID-19 Patients with their Families
2 October 2020

During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, when personal protective equipment (PPE) was scarce and in order to curtail the spread of the virus, patient interaction with medical care providers and visitation by family and loved ones was extremely limited at facilities. Many of the sick did not see an unmasked person or sunlight for weeks. To compound this trauma, patients invariably had to make difficult decisions about life support while surviving this disaster all on their own. It was during these difficult times, that a dynamic duo of friends came up with the idea of donating iPads to hospitals in order to allow isolated COVID-19 patients to virtually visit medical staff, family, and friends.

Dr. Nasheena Jiwa, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow at the University of Connecticut Health Center.
Dr. Nasheena Jiwa, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow at the University of Connecticut Health Center.
Family, Health, and Faith: Priorities of a Physician Treating COVID-19 Patients
Family, Health, and Faith: Priorities of a Physician Treating COVID-19 Patients
28 September 2020

“Stay safe while you do the job you have been called upon to do. Your skill set, your knowledge, and your abilities are too valuable during this time of great need. As a front-liner, you are not expendable.”

Physicians Samreen Khwaja, Sara Huda, and Fazila Lalani working in the Emergency Room.
Physicians Samreen Khwaja, Sara Huda, and Fazila Lalani working in the Emergency Room.
Experiencing COVID-19 as a Patient
Experiencing COVID-19 as a Patient
23 July 2020

A physician treating coronavirus patients becomes infected herself. Her story from both sides, as savior and victim.

Sonny Sultani having fun with his children at his Chicago home.
Sonny Sultani having fun with his children at his Chicago home.
Surviving Covid – Two Stories of Isolation, Hope, Recovery, and Community
Surviving Covid – Two Stories of Isolation, Hope, Recovery, and Community
13 July 2020

Residents of Chicago and New York describe their harrowing experiences of being infected with COVID-19. There are lessons for all of us in their stories.

Rahim Noormohamed.
Rahim Noormohamed.
GIFTforward an initiative to help restaurants and other small businesses.
GIFTforward an initiative to help restaurants and other small businesses.
30 June 2020

Students and entrepreneurs join a venture offering gift cards that will provide cash to small companies struggling under the lockdown.

Dr. Riaz Gillani, MD, a Board-Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Dr. Riaz Gillani, MD, a Board-Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Giving the Gift of Life: World Blood Donor Day Honors Donors
Giving the Gift of Life: World Blood Donor Day Honors Donors
25 June 2020

Blood donations: a civic duty to help preserve life, and how the New York Jamat has supported this endeavor.

Hasan Ali playing the guitar with Fitoor the Band.
Hasan Ali playing the guitar with Fitoor the Band.
Fitoor the Band rejuvenates age-old musical traditions for audiences of all ages
Fitoor the Band rejuvenates age-old musical traditions for audiences of all ages
20 June 2020

While the United States was settling into the initial stages of a global pandemic and lockdown, three Ismaili musicians gathered on March 27 to deliver a virtual concert to a national and global audience. Fitoor the Band aims to preserve traditional South Asian music using contemporary influences and keep age-old musical traditions alive for younger and older generations.

Nurses Shazia Mitha (left)  and Jena Pradhan (right) from New York.
Nurses Shazia Mitha (left)  and Jena Pradhan (right) from New York.
A day in the life of two nurses caring for COVID-19 patients
A day in the life of two nurses caring for COVID-19 patients
12 May 2020

For Nurse Appreciation Week, we are recounting the stories and struggles of a few of our nurses who care for us, especially during the current health crisis.

Healthcare Hero - Dr Shehryar Khaliqdina
Healthcare Hero - Dr Shehryar Khaliqdina
7 May 2020

Dr Shehryar Khaliqdina was born and brought up in Karachi, Pakistan where he attended Darkhana Jamatkhana. After graduating from the Dow Medical College, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. He is currently a third-year Internal Medicine Resident at Saint Mary's Hospital in Connecticut and attends Westport Jamatkhana.

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