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Future of the Healthcare Industry Depends on Building the Hispanic Pipeline; City of Hope’s Dr. Susan Kane Discusses this Urgent Need on HealthyHispanicLiving.com
Date:12/19/2013

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) December 19, 2013

With the growing need to build synergy between U.S. Hispanic patients and the medical community, healthcare leaders from City of Hope, Citrus Valley Health Partners, Duarte Unified School District, Pew Hispanic Center, and the Texas Medical Association as well as prominent subject matter experts participated in a forum, Strengthening the Hispanic Pipeline in Healthcare and Biomedical Fields, on December 2nd.

In an effort to continue the conversation stemming from the forum, Dr. Susan Kane, a faculty member in City of Hope’s Graduate School of Biological Sciences, who teaches and trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and mentors high school and college students through a 10-week summer internship program, published an article on HealthyHispanicLiving.com to shed light on this important topic. “If we want to remain in the forefront of biomedicine in this country, it’s imperative that we start making the sciences an educational priority and connecting the dots between jobs of the future,” explains Dr. Kane, who received her Bachelor’s of Science in biology from Stanford University, her PhD in biology from Johns Hopkins University and conducted her postdoctoral in molecular biology at the National Cancer Institute, “particularly in science and engineering – and the students who will make up tomorrow’s workforce, which means reaching out to the Hispanic population.”

With only 31 percent of bachelor’s degrees given in the fields of science and engineering in the United
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