Daniel Baxter

Daniel Baxter is a physician at the William F. Ryan Community Health Center in New York City and acclaimed author of The Least of These My Brethren: A Doctor’s Story of Hope and Miracles on an Inner-City AIDS Ward and One Life at a Time: An American Doctor’s Memoir of AIDS in Botswana. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a board-certified internist, he worked at the Spellman Center for HIV-Related Diseases in New York before moving to Botswana for six years to assist with the rollout of the country’s HIV/AIDS Treatment Programme, the first such initiative on the continent. In 2013, he returned to Botswana for two years to work as lecturer and specialist physician in the medical school.


One Life at a Time: A Conversation with Dr. Daniel Baxter

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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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