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NHHF Scholarship Program Targets Growing Demand for Diversity Among Health Care Professionals
Date:12/3/2008

versity of New York; Yamnia Cortes, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Rowland Chavez, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University; Cassandra Quinones, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine; and Lisa M. Ochoa-Frongia, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. A prestigious panel of health care officials from the Wagner School, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Latino Caucus of the American Public Health Association, the Hispanic Dental Association, and NHMA selected the awardees.

The NHHF will also award ten scholarships in Sacramento, California in February 2009. Since the scholarship program was launched in 2004, NHHF has awarded 60 scholarships totaling $115,000. "We are proud of our role in filling the growing demand for diversity through this program," Rios said, "By recognizing their achievements, we are nurturing the nation's future health professions leaders."

National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) is the 501(c)(3) arm of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, that represents Hispanic physicians across the U.S. NHHF, the research arm of the NHMA, is affiliated with New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, a center of academic excellence for public service, including health policy and management, leadership and health services research.

For information on theNational Hispanic Health Foundation, go to www.nhmafoundation.org


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