Nailah Adams is a Family Medicine Doctor
Nailah Adams is a family medicine doctor affiliated with UNC Hospitals and an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
At Run For Life Trinidad and Tobago, she serves as both founder and medical director. Additionally, she acts as national team doctor with the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee as well as being a primary care sports medicine specialist.
Early Life and Education
Nailah Adams was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago with two medical doctors as parents. At Howard University she earned undergraduate degrees in biology and sports medicine and earned a master’s in nutrition before enrolling at Duke University and finishing residency at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital in South Florida.
Prior to returning to UNC, she was working as a physician at a federally qualified health center and now directs the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship based out of its Department of Family Medicine.
Family medicine doctors or internists are general practitioners who treat a range of conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. They provide preventative services like medical checkups and immunizations as well as diagnose and treat more serious illnesses.
Howard University awarded her her undergraduate degree in biology and sports medicine before Columbia University awarded her a Master’s in Nutrition. Following this, she attended Duke University School of Medicine before completing a family medicine residency at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital – including serving one year as chief resident.
Adams currently heads up the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at UNC Family Medicince Center and her work aims to promote healthier lifestyles and communities through her efforts.
Nailah trains 20 hours every week at Pearland Elite Gymnastics in Pearland, Texas under coaches Tasha Beale, Nick Cedillo and Tony Pineda at Pearland Elite Gymnastics. Her long-term goal is to earn a Division I college gymnastics scholarship; additionally she serves as volunteer doctor with Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee.
Achievement and Honors
She currently trains at Pearland Elite Gymnastics in Pearland, Texas under Tasha Beale, Nick Cedillo and Tony Pineda – coaches Tasha Beale, Nick Cedillo and Tony Pineda – in level 10 gymnastics and hopes to continue her career into college gymnastics – so this website was established to assist college coaches find her and follow her progression.
As one of only eight Rosenwald Fellows to receive this prestigious award since its introduction in 1930s, she joined such notable artists and writers such as Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison and W. E. B DuBois in receiving this distinction. Swann Galleries in New York City displayed her work during an exhibition of her works.
Her piece, entitled “Sister Outsider,” draws upon Audre Lorde’s idea that we do not exist purely within ourselves; rather, we are formed by the community and family from which we come.
Nailah Adams is a level 10 gymnast competing for Pearland Elite Gymnastics under coaches Tasha Beale, Nick Cedillo and Tony Pineda. Her goal is to continue gymnastics into college life, so this website serves as a way for her to find an institution which meets her requirements and pursue her passion.
Dr. Nailah Adams practices Family Medicine/Primary care in West Park, FL and is affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospital.
Fitness Advocate, she has been advocating healthy lifestyles from an early age. Moreover, she founded Run For Life Trinidad and Tobago Inc and annually organizes the Sokah Origins event – working alongside artists including Shenseea, Ding Dong Ravers, Taurus Riley etc.
Nailah had exchanged emails and phone calls with Andre, her supervisor at work, throughout the morning of September 18th. However, by afternoon her messages went unanswered, her car wasn’t parked where it usually is in the parking garage, her purse keys, and Remy Martin cards had vanished as well.
Defendant was aware of Nailah’s disappearance but denied any involvement with her disappearance. He told police they had had a strictly sexual relationship, which ended in May 2007 and that he was seeing another woman. Furthermore, defendant denied threats made against Nathaly by defendant, although Nathaly testified he physically attacked and verbally abused her numerous times before even threatening to kill both of them and their child – threats which caused Nathaly to file for an order of protection and divorce soon after Nailah went missing.