Opening Ceremony speakers on Friday, April 20, included Dr. Ann Bryant Borders, the daughter of Dr. Bob and Becky Bryant of Aurelia.
Dr. Borders is an Iowa State graduate, who was General Chairman of VEISHEA in 1994, when she was an undergraduate student.
Borders delivered this year's opening remarks, "VEISHEA: Learning to Make a Difference." Borders graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in biology in 1994. At Iowa State she participated in the Honors Program and was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1999, and completed a Masters of Science in Health Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Borders completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology in Boston in 2003. During her residency , she spent a clinical rotation working at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. Following residency, Borders completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship in health services research at the Institute for Healthcare Studies at Northwestern University.
She is currently an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Northwestern University.