The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) hosts scholarship galas to honor leaders and students who advance health equity
Through scholarships and mentorship, NHHF Raise the next generation of Latin health professionals
WASHINGTON, November 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), is proud to host the 15th Annual California and 19th Annual the New York Hispanic Health Professional Scholarship Galas to present scholarships to 22 outstanding Latin Medicine students. NHHF is honored to assist these recipients on their journey to becoming physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, physician assistants, or public health administrators.
“At these important events, the Latin health community will come together to celebrate young professionals and leaders from across the country with awards for their vision to improve the health and well-being of underserved communities,” said the doctor. Elena Rios, Chairman of NHHF and Chairman and CEO of NHMA. “We are deeply grateful to our leaders and sponsors who have offered their support to strengthen a more diverse and equitable health sector.”
The California Awards Gala was held at Pasadena, Californiaon November 17 of 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Pacific Timeand the New York Awards Gala will take place at New York City, New Yorkon 1st December of 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST.
NHHF thanks the following health leaders for their work in transforming government programs, academic institutions, private sector organizations, and local communities to increase access to health care. Hispanic Health Leadership Honorees include: US Congressman Lucille Roybal Allard (D-CA 40th District); Diana E. RamosMD, MPH (California Surgeon General); Lourdes Baezconde-GarbanatiPhD, MPH (Associate Dean for Community Initiatives, Keck School of Medicine of USC); Donaldo (Don) HernandezMD, FACP (President, California Medical Association); Robert J. Rodriguez (New York Secretary of State); Debra FurrHoldendoctorate (Dean of from New York University School of Public Health); Niesha Foster, MBA (Vice President, Product Access, Global Health and Social Impact, Pfizer); and Claudia Romo Edelman (Mexican-Swiss diplomat).
With immense gratitude, NHHF thanks all of our scholarship gala sponsors across all sectors for their generosity and dedication to supporting our mission to empower and diversify the next generation of healthcare professionals. Platinum sponsors include: NHMA, UHF, Health Net / Fidelis / Centene Corporation. Gold sponsors include: Anthem. Silver sponsors include: AMGEN; Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science; UCLA Health David Geffen School of Medicine; Lily; Henry Schein; TelevisaUnivision; Kaiser Permanente; DaVita; IDSA Foundation. Bronze sponsors include: University of California Health, University of California Office of the President; California Medical Association; Cedars of Sinai; Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgeons of El Paso, PA (EPCVTS); Great minds in STEM; Huntington Health; HIP; Medtronic; Boston Scientific; Keck School of Medicine in USC; intercept pharmaceuticals; PAN No. 1 family limited partnership; Sylvia Preciado, MD; The California Liver Institute; Tony Alamo, MD; WADA; Icahn School of Medicine in Mount Sinai; Angel’s Smile Hospice, Inc.; New York Life Insurance; Princeton Area Community Foundation; Latino Commission on AIDS; Campos Family Foundation; New York Presbyterian Hospital; NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.
It is with great pleasure that NHHF announces the following 2022 scholarship recipients:
California Gala Scholars:
Cristhian Martinez Hernandez, Laurel Barrios, Melinda Benavides, Osbaldo Camargo, Raúl Soto Jr., Monica Soto Noveron, Sergio Trejo Jr., Cecile Pimentel, Jose Felipe Dominguez, Claire Alvarenga, Elizabeth Murguiaand Cassandre Molano.
New York Gala scholarship recipients:
Cesar Hernandez, Viridiana Godinez, Christine Lopez, Brian Torres, Jose Ibarra, Erika Zambrano Alvarez, Ashley Bernard, Danielle Obijeski, Kelly Gonzalezand Guadalupe Quintana.
Visit nhmafoundation.org/ for more information on gala registration, scholarship recipients, leadership honorees, sponsors, and more.
NHHF is the 501(c)(3) branch of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), a nonprofit organization that represents the interests of 50,000 Hispanic physicians across the United States. NHHF’s mission is to improve the health of Hispanics through research and education. Activities. Learn more about www.NHMAFoundation.org
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