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The American Heart Association and Macy's Join Forces to Drive Diversity in Medicine
Date:3/9/2009

NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association and Macy's today announce the Go Red for Women Multicultural Scholarship, a program designed to support Latinas in pursuit of careers in medicine and increase cultural competence in the healthcare workforce.

The program is an extension of Go Red For Women, the American Heart Association's national movement that incites women to band together to wipe out heart disease, their number one health threat.

Eight New York college students, who meet all other application requirements, will receive a $2,500 scholarship to support them in their studies. Awardees will also get the chance to learn more about the work of the American Heart Association, the largest national, non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to building healthier lives free of heart disease and stroke. Organizers hope the program will inspire Latinas in college to consider a career in medicine. "We're very excited about this scholarship because programs like these encourage students to dream big," says Dr. Lynne Holden. "The Association is in a unique position to expose students to professions they might not have considered before and to shepherd them along the way." Holden, President of Mentoring in Medicine, Inc., is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, practices at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and volunteers her time with the American Heart Association.

The Go Red For Women Multicultural Scholarship directly addresses important gaps in treatment that can lead to cardiovascular disease health disparities. Hispanics are disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, and like other ethnic groups, also confront barriers to diagnosis and care, receive lower quality treatment and experience worse health outcomes than their Caucasian counterparts.

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