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NHHF Scholarship Program Targets Growing Demand for Diversity Among Health Care Professionals
Date:2/9/2009

y of California, San Francisco; Omar Guzman, University of California in Los Angeles School of Public Affairs; Christina Lares, San Diego State University; Angela Lemos, East Los Angeles College; Ana Melgar, University of California in Davis School of Medicine; Alfredo Mireles, Jr., University of California, San Francisco; Monica Pardo, University of California in Los Angeles School of Dentistry; and Gisela Villagomez, University of California, San Francisco. 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.

Since the scholarship program was launched in 2004, NHHF has awarded 70 scholarships totaling $138,000. "The NHHF is proud of its role in filling the growing demand for diversity through this scholarship program," Rios said. "By recognizing their achievements, we nurture the nation's future health professions leaders."

NHHF is the 501(c)(3) arm of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, and representing Hispanic physicians across the U.S.

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


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