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Students Pursuing Health Care Careers Receive $24,000 in Scholarships From National Hispanic Health Foundation
Date:1/18/2008

NHHF Scholarship Program Targets Growing Demand for Diversity Among Health Care Professionals;

Students Selected from California

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nine health professional students from California will win $5,000 and $2,000 scholarships from the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), a nonprofit group affiliated with the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. The scholarships will be presented at the First Annual NHHF Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Gala at 7 p.m. January 22nd, at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento, 1230 J Street.

This year's scholarship program was expanded with the generous support Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region, United Health Foundation, Abbott, Amgen, Blue Cross, CA Healthcare Foundation, Molina Healthcare, PhRMA, UC-Davis and other partners.

Three prominent leaders will also be honored at the gala: Jose A. Arevalo, MD, Medical Director, Sutter Independent Physicians; Diana M. Bonta, RN, DrPh, Vice President, Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region and Richard Figueroa, MBA, Health Care Advisor, Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. "We are thrilled because this year we are honoring health leaders who are role models for our scholars," said Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO of NHHF.

This year's Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarships were awarded to outstanding students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and a commitment to the Hispanic community, the nation's largest minority group. The scholarship targets students who have made a commitment to improving the health of Hispanic communities. Their disciplines are in four areas: medicine, nursing, dentistry and public health.

"We at NHHF are honored to help these remarkable students in achieving their goals." Rios said. "By doing our part today, we are nurturing future health professionals and role models who will be tomorrow's leaders."

The winners of the 2007 Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarships are: Miriam Abaunza, University of California - Davis, School of Medicine; Erik Cabral, Stanford University, School of Medicine; Andrea Gallardo, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine; Efrain Talamantes, University of California - Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine; Loretta Romandia, University of San Francisco, School of Nursing; Azucena Vega-Paramo, Sonoma State University; Monica Garcia, University of California - Davis, School of Public Health; Eddy Jara, University of California - Berkeley, School of Public Health and Andre Guerrero, University of California San Francisco, School of Dentistry.

The winners were selected by the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, the Latino Caucus of the American Public Health Association, the Hispanic Dental Association, and the NHMA. Since the scholarship program was launched in 2004, NHHF has awarded 38 scholarships totaling $80,000.

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 more information on the National Hispanic Health Foundation, go to http://www.nhmafoundation.org


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