Through scholarships and mentoring, NHHF Raise the next generation of Latino 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 Hispanic Health Professional of New York. Student Scholarship Gala to present scholarships to 22 outstanding Latino health professional students. NHHF is honored to assist these recipients in their journeys to become doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, PAs or public health administrators.
“At these important events, the Latino health community will come together to celebrate young professionals and leaders across the country with awards for their vision to improve the health and well-being of underserved communities,” said Dr. Elena Rios, NHHF President and NHMA President/CEO. “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 in Pasadena, CaliforniaIN November 17 from From 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM Pacific Timeand New York Awards Gala will be held in New York City, New YorkIN December 1 from From 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time.
NHHF thanks the following health leaders for their work transforming government programs, academic institutions, private sector organizations and local communities to increase access to health care. Hispanic Health Leadership Awards include: American congresswoman 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 Furr-Holden, Ph.D. (Dean of New York University School of Public Health); Niesha Foster, MBA (Vice President, Product Access, Global Health & Social Impact, Pfizer); AND Claudia Romo Edelman (Mexican-Swiss diplomas).
With immense gratitude, the NHHF thanks all of our scholarship gala sponsors across all sectors for their generosity and commitment to supporting our mission to empower and diversify the next generation of health 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 & 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 Sinai; El Paso Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgeons, PA (EPCVTS); Great Minds in STEM; Huntington Health; PIH; Medtronic; Boston Scientific; Keck School of Medicine at USC; Intercept Pharmaceuticals; NOW NO. 1 Family limited partnership; Sylvia Preciado, MD; California Liver Institute; Tony Alamo, MD; AMA; Icahn School of Medicine at 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 the NHHF announces the following 2022 scholarship recipients:
California Gala Scholars:
Christian Martinez Hernandez, Laurel Barrios, Melinda Benavides, Osbaldo Camargo, Raul Soto Jr., Monica Soto Novero, Sergio Trejo Jr., Cecilia Pimentel, Jose Felipe Dominguez, Claire Alvarenga, Elizabeth MurguiaAND Cassandra Molano.
New York Gala Scholars:
Cesar Hernandez, Viridiana Godinez, Christine Lopez, Bryan Torres, Jose Ibarra, Erika Zambrano Alvarez, Ashley Bernard, Danielle Obieski, Kelly GonzalezAND Guadalupe Quintana.
Visit nhmafoundation.org/ for additional information about gala registration, scholarship recipients, leadership recipients, sponsors, and more.
NHHF is the 501(c)(3) arm of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), a nonprofit organization representing the interests of 50,000 Hispanic physicians across the US. NHHF’s mission is to improve the health of Hispanics through research and education activities. Learn more at www.NHMAFoundation.org
SOURCE National Hispanic Health Foundation