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2021 Healthcare Hero Honorees Announced

2021 Healthcare Hero Honorees Announced

Four Inspirational Healthcare Heroes Recognized for Their Contributions to Research and Treatment



The National Liberty Museum and Teva Pharmaceuticals Announce 2021 Healthcare Hero Honorees

Four Inspirational Healthcare Heroes Recognized for Their Contributions to Research and Treatment

Philadelphia, PA (December 20, 2021) – The National Liberty Museum (NLM) together with Teva Pharmaceuticals has announced the four recipients of its third annual Healthcare Heroes awards. This international awards program recognizes inspirational heroes in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have profoundly benefited their patients, their field, and the global community over the past year. This year, the program highlighted an outstanding honoree in four categories: Community Hero Award- COVID, Community Hero Award – Equity and Healthcare Access, Hero Researcher or Practitioner in the field of Crohn’s Disease, and Healthcare Hero of Israel.

“We are proud to partner with Teva Pharmaceuticals for the third year in a row to recognize our healthcare heroes who are on the front lines on a daily basis, serving their communities and putting their patience and their work first,” said Gwen Borowsky, CEO.

About the 2021 Healthcare Hero Award Recipients 


Name: Emily J. Littman, PA-C
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Emily Littman is a dedicated primary care provider in the greater Philadelphia area. As a new member of the medical community, Ms. Littman has provided continuous care to the community throughout COVID.


Name: Dr. Nicole Rochester
Location: Silver Spring, MD

Dr. Nicole T. Rochester is a board-certified pediatrician, professional health advocate, TEDx and keynote speaker, and the CEO of Your GPS Doc, LLC, an innovative company that helps aging individuals, those with chronic illnesses, and their family caregivers navigate the healthcare system. Dr. Rochester was inspired to start her company after caring for her late father and witnessing the complicated healthcare system from the other side of the stethoscope. Dr. Rochester is committed to using her personal and professional insights to positively transform the provision of medical care. As a health equity champion and consultant, Dr. Rochester provides a unique perspective to healthcare organizations seeking to diversify their workforce and provide high-quality care to their patients and communities, particularly communities of color. She has worked with the Maryland Patient Safety Center, the Maryland Hospital Association, the Maryland Department of Health, and the Immune Deficiency Foundation on innovative projects related to COVID-19 vaccine confidence, maternal health equity, patient and family caregiver engagement, health literacy, and diabetes care improvement.


Name: Dr. Siddharth Singh, MD

Location: La Jolla, CA

Dr. Singh is a board-certified gastroenterologist who diagnoses and treats diseases of the digestive system. This includes conditions or symptoms that affect the esophagus, stomach, bowels, liver and gallbladder. Dr. Singh’s expertise is in caring for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and microscopic colitis. His research interests include patient-centered comparative effectiveness of strategies for diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases and other gastrointestinal conditions. He is also interested in harnessing big data in electronic health records for improving clinical care and population health.


Name: Alex Friedman

Location: Israel

Alex Fridman is an Israeli activist who founded the association Disabled, Not Half a Human Being. 2015, Fridman began a viral campaign, under the slogan Disabled, Not Half a Human Being, to raise the disability pension in Israel, one of the lowest in OECD countries. Over the years, Alex has addressed the Cabinet of Israel, led rallies, and educated those interested on the importance of equal rights for those with disabilities. In April 2016, Fridman founded the Disabled, Not Half a Human Being association, which champions a nonpolitical struggle to equalize disability benefits and to promote additional rights for people with disabilities in Israel.




About the National Liberty Museum
Through robust programs and dynamic exhibitions, the National Liberty Museum illuminates the strength and fragility of liberty and presents the stories of people whose positive actions inspire us to protect and advance liberty for all. We invite you to follow us on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

About Teva

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE:TEVA) has been developing and producing medicines to improve people’s lives for more than a century. We are a global leader in generic and specialty medicines with a portfolio consisting of over 3,500 products in nearly every therapeutic area. Around 200 million people around the world take a Teva medicine every day, and are served by one of the largest and most complex supply chains in the pharmaceutical industry. Along with our established presence in generics, we have significant innovative research and operations supporting our growing portfolio of specialty and biopharmaceutical products. Learn more at


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