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Watch these great videos of Jocelyn Martinez and Ignacio Gonzalez, just two of the 110 high school seniors and 32 college students awarded a $2,000 Kaiser Permanente Northwest Career Scholarship in 2012. Martinez wants to become a doctor of oncology, and Gonzalez a pediatrician.
The scholarship program encourages diversity in the health care workforce and honors teachers that make a difference in the lives of their students.
To learn more, go here.
Editor’s Note: This post is part of an ongoing series that will highlight the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s work in Latino communities across the country.
On May 5, 2012, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) will team up to provide Hispanic media with an in-depth look at a health care issue that’s key to the Latino community.
The panel discussion, “Reflection in the Mirror: Latino leaders inspire young Hispanics to see themselves in the health and health care field,” will address the importance of diversifying this country’s health and health care fields.
Prominent Latinos will detail their respective journeys and the importance of having health professionals reflect the communities in which they serve.
Dr. Debra Joy Pérez, assistant vice president for research & evaluation at RWJF, will deliver opening and closing remarks. The discussion will be moderated by Anne Harding, who writes for Reuters Health, The Lancet, The Scientist and the British Medical Journal.
Panelists include Dr. Gabriel Rincón, president of Mixteca Organization, Inc., which provides health and education programs to thousands of Latino New Yorkers. Rincón was honored as a 2011 RWJF Community Health Leader.
Dr. Judith Aponte will also be on the panel. Aponte is the first Hispanic to graduate from the Doctor of Nursing Science program at Columbia University. In addition, she was the first Hispanic to receive tenure from Hunter College’s Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, where she is now an associate professor.
The third panelist will be Wanda Montalvo, clinical director for the New York State Diabetes Campaign. Montalvo chairs the National Diabetes Education Program, an effort by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health and more than 200 partners to develop strategies and interventions to improve the lives of people living with diabetes. She is an alumna of RWJF’s Executive Nurse Fellows program.
NAHJ members, register today to be a part of this event! You’ll get ideas and contacts for stories that can help lead to a more diverse health care workforce.
Join the conversation on Twitter at #NAHJhealth.
New Connections, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) national program that aims to expand the diversity and introduce new researchers and scolars to the RWJF, has isssued a new call for proposals.
The program is inviting “Mid-career Consultants”—scholars from historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities who have 10-15 years of research and/or evaluation experience—to conduct research and evaluation for RWJF’s teams and portfolios.
The program also is inviting “Junior Investigators”—scholars from historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities—to submit proposals that address programming priorities for one of RWJF’s program areas.
Those interested in applying to be a junior investigator, go here.
Those interested in applying as a mid-career consultant, go here.
May 5, 2011, is the deadline for receipt of brief proposals for both.
The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio’s School of Medicine is ranked 7th among more than 130 U.S. medical schools in the “Best Schools for Diversity” survey in the September 2010 issue of Hispanic Business.
Hispanic Business evaluated the nation’s medical schools in their success at drawing Hispanic students and their effectiveness in supporting them academically through the rigorous medical school education process.
The magazine listed the Health Science Center’s School of Medicine, which includes the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR), the team behind SaludToday, as having:
- 150 Hispanic students out of 884 total enrollment—17%
- 34 M.D. degrees earned by Hispanics out of 195 degrees—17%
- 173 full-time Hispanic faculty out of 839 total full-time faculty—21%
“Our goal is to educate and train physicians who will serve the cities and communities of South Texas for many years to come,” said Dr. Francisco González-Scarano, dean of the School of Medicine. “This commitment is exemplified in pipeline programs for high school students, our holistic interview process, financial aid and scholarships, and student mentoring programs with faculty and residents.”
UT Southwestern Medical Center, UT Health Science Center Houston and UT Medical Branch at Galveston also are ranked in the magazine’s Top 10.