The Joseph Company – Season 2: Breakfast 6
Join us for a free breakfast on February 3, 2023. The purpose of this monthly breakfast series is to help foster positive transformation in our community. We do this by uniting leaders and creating a dialogue around the Restorative Purpose of each of “The Seven Grand Oaks” of our community.
Restorative Purpose: An intentional mission to provide health, strength and well-being to the people of our community as we engage with them through our various interactions and activities.
After an inspiring presentation regarding the restorative purpose of HEALTHCARE in the community, you will have the opportunity to discuss and collaborate with other community leaders at round tables.
Dr. Cymbeline (Bem) Culiat, CAS College Distinguished Alumna for Health, Science and Technology, was recently awarded the “Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World” by the Foundation for Filipina Women’s Network.
Dr. Culiat is a scientist, teacher, and entrepreneur. Bem earned degrees in cell biology and genetics from the University of the Philippines at Los Baños and received a doctorate in biomedical sciences from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory–University of Tennessee. Her postdoctoral work involved identifying the functions of genes sequenced in the Human Genome Project, where she discovered the role of a novel signaling protein in tissue formation during early development and in the healing of tissues after severe injuries or disease. Bem has taught at the university level and cofounded two biotechnology start-up companies. Dr. Culiat lives with her husband, Julio, and their son, Caleb, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Bem’s book, Designed to Heal: What the Body Shows Us about Healing Wounds, Repairing Relationships, and Restoring Community, is a fascinating look at how the restorative processes of the body can model patterns we may adapt to heal the acute and chronic wounds of our social bodies.