October 7, 2019
Murem Sharpeis a Savannah, Georgia-based technology business founder and former corporate executive who serves in leadership position with local, state and national organizations in the fields of healthcare innovation, political change, technology entrepreneurship, and academic advancement. As Principal with the StrategyRx consultancy, the firm enables innovators in medicine and healthcare to bring breakthrough products and services to market. For WomenHeart, the national coalition of women heart patients advocating for women with or at risk for heart disease, Murem became a WomenHeart Champion through training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, as well as men. Through WomenHeart Savannah, which she founded in 2016, she and her sister volunteers bring patient support, community advocacy, and heart health education throughout Savannah and South Georgia and advocate on Capitol Hill for affordable, available healthcare for all. As a Cornell alumna, Murem was elected a Lifetime Member of the Cornell University Council, having previously served as founding Vice Chair of the President’s Council of Cornell Women and the Chair of the Advisory Council for Entrepreneurship@Cornell program. She holds a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management.
Resources (provided by Murem):
Georgia Health rankings and statistics:
https://oasis.state.ga.us/ Georgia Department of Public Health Statistics
https://gbpi.org/policy-areas/health/ Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
About WomenHeart: https://www.womenheart.org/ The leading voice for the 48 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease.Trained more than 900 women heart disease survivors as community educators via the WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium in collaboration with Mayo Clinic. Now in its 20th year, WomenHeart’s many accomplishments are a credit to the work of its committed Board of Directors, Scientific Advisory Council, volunteers, staff and corporate partners who spend countless hours advancing awareness of women’s heart health.
From WomenHeart: Know Your Rights: Breaking Through Barriers to Care: https://www.womenheart.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Know-Your-Rights-Fact-Sheet.pdf
Black Mamas Matter: https://blackmamasmatter.org/about/
Murem Sharpe’s TED Talk: “Let’s Do Mammograms for the Heart” - TEDx Savannah 2016. A view of the colossal impact of a heart attack and how many people are at risk. An overview of the simple, yet informative process of a "heart mammogram" or calcium scan and how informative the results can be. https://youtu.be/EFMwJd_d-30