Bahamian Dr Jerome T. Higgs,has a lot going for him. Already with a doctorate, Higgs is working towards his second.
He is the recipient of the first scholarship presented by the Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization
Higgs graduated from Voorhees in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. During his time at Voorhees, Higgs joined the Eta Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., The Elizabeth Evelyn Wright Players Guild and the track and field team.
He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) with a doctorate degree in philosophy.
After graduating, he worked at the UAB in the laboratory of Dr. Ponnazhagan studying how certain plant products could be used to treat bone marrow tumors.
He recently had a desire to bridge the gap between clinical or translation research and healthcare, so he re-enrolled into UAB’s School of Health Professions in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.