From a Laboratory to a Red Carpet

African American, Female Scientist Nominated for NAACP Image Award

Albuquerque, New Mexico, UNITED STATES

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- When Karissa Culbreath isn't publishing articles and presenting about infectious diseases, this Scientist is actively engaged in the community and now, preparing to be on the national stage for the children's book she authored, "Daddy's Little Girl". This February Culbreath, who is the Scientific Director for Infectious Diseases at TriCore Reference Laboratories- the largest healthcare lab in New Mexico, will trade in her lab coat for an evening gown to walk the red carpet at the NAACP Image Awards.

"Every little girl has dreams of what she can be when she grows up. This story highlights the role of the encouragement and affirmations of a father in building those dreams in a young girl. From doctor to architect, teacher to firefighter, girls can be anything they want to be. Reinforcement of those dreams by the words of her father has the power to positively influence her ability to achieve those goals," says Culbreath.
In addition to telling an inspirational story, "Daddy's Little Girl" also includes suggestions for encouraging those integral father-daughter chats. "The book concludes with words of affirmation and conversation starters to help to reinforce the relationship between a father and daughter," adds Culbreath.
One dad reviewed the book saying, "This book brought a tear to my eyes. I don't always know what to say to my daughter, she is just so different from me. When we read the book, and did the affirmations at the end, we started a whole new part of our relationship."
The NAACP Image Awards show will air live on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 9/8pm Central on TV ONE.
"Daddy's Little Girl" is available on amazon . For more information about the author, visit

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