ABOUT OUR TRAINING COURSES
Sickle Cell Warriors, Inc. is a patient-ran, community-based, not-for-profit dedicated to patient advocacy and health activism. The cornerstone of SCW, Inc. is education. We are firmly committed to elevating the quality of life and eradicating the unjust stigmatization of this disease through education and self awareness. We believe that every Warrior Advocate has a responsibility to not only facilitate the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge throughout our communities, but also to increase the level of our own knowledge of this disease. To that end, Sickle Cell Warriors, Inc. is pleased to present the Warrior School of Advocacy, Education and Activism. Our training courses are taught online via Go To Meeting by highly trained academics, educators and activists. We offer both live, actively engaged and interactive course work as well as pre-recorded class options enabling the student to move at a much quicker (or slower) pace as desired by the student. Some courses, such as the Advocacy Training Class, are arranged as consecutive classes and others, such as the Expert Patient Series, are offered a la carte and can be completed in any order. The A La Carte series of classes can be taken as many or as few times as desired.
Dr. Lakiea Bailey is a highly trained, award-winning research scientist and patient advocate. She holds advanced degrees in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Hematology and Regenerative Medicine and is qualified to teach post secondary courses in basic, applied and theoretical sciences as well as basic and advanced mathematics (through multivariable calculus). Dr. Bailey has experience teaching high school, college and graduate level courses.
Tosin Ola-Weissmann is the founder and President of Sickle Cell Warriors, Inc.. With over 13 years in clinical practice as a registered nurse in various specialities, over 7 years as a sickle cell advocate, over 33 years as a sickle cell patient and a Master’s degree in nursing, Tosin has a unique portal into the life of one with sickle cell. Tosin helps to translate the medical and scientific theoretical concepts into more easily understandable content for everyone.