Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. Nola Curry

February 22, 2022 • Uncategorized

Nola Curry, PharmDNola Curry 2017 Alumn

Hospice Consultant Pharmacist

Infusion Pharmacist

HSC College of Pharmacy Alumna, Class of 2017


Hometown: Albuquerque, NM


What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black History Month is a time to celebrate Black excellence, beauty, and resilience. It allows our community an opportunity to educate others about our culture, success, and innovation. Young community members can experience inclusion and are exposed to pioneers that paved the way for them to reach their goals. It is also a time to highlight our distinctive needs as minorities and to problem solve how we can overcome certain disparities.


How are you inspired by your heritage in your work, studies or endeavors?

My heritage inspires me in all I do. Growing up as a Black Latina, my work ethic was developed at an early age. My parents made their expectations of my sisters and me very clear when it came to our chores at home and our studies. We had many barriers growing up, but we were not allowed to use them as excuses for not getting the job done. I carry this same mentality in any job I do, and I appreciate my parents for instilling this in me.


What is your proudest moment in your career? 

The proudest moments in my career must be when my recommendations as a pharmacist are accepted and have a positive outcome for my patient. This is especially true with pain consults for hospice patients. No matter what walks of life you come from, everyone deserves to be comfortable at end-of-life.


Who inspires you in Black Health and Wellness and why? 

I am inspired most by the unsung Black heroes of health care such as the “Mothers of Gynecology” and the men, women, and children that suffered and/or died due to the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.

I am inspired by health care workers that work hard and advocate for their patients regardless of race, sex, or religion. I hope all up-and-coming health care professionals understand the history of disparities in health care and work towards eliminating them.