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Dear HSHPS Members,  

I am pleased to announce that in April, HSHPS in collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) launched its first webinar in our new webinar series Promising Practices to Improve Hispanic Health. The intent behind the series is to promote increased awareness, foster discussion, and catalyze further research among health professionals on practices to advance Hispanic Health. This series has been designed to support our organization's vision to achieve equitable health and well-being to our Hispanic community.

During the webinar in April, national leaders from the CDC, UTMB's Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health, and AAMC discussed unique challenges facing the Hispanic communities; local and national efforts to address the challenges; and identified existing approaches within academic medicine to advance Hispanic health in the United States. This webinar was excellent and very informative, I encourage you to take the opportunity to watch the recording as it set the foundation for other upcoming webinars in the series. Please email programs@hshps.org for links to the recording. If you are interested in being a speaker in upcoming webinars please contact Dr. Maria Garcia, Maria.GarciaMD@umassmed.edu.   

HSHPS is gearing up for an exciting summer as we train a new set of fellows in our Graduate Fellowship Training Program. The training program will enhance each fellow's research and professional development skills; increase their knowledge about Hispanics and other minority health issues; and provide opportunities to network with other health professionals. In our next newsletter, I look forward to introducing you to our fellows and the projects that they will be supporting this summer.

Sincerely,

Norma A. Pérez, MD, DrPH
President, HSHPS

Graduate Fellowship Training Program (GFTP)

HSHPS received a strong response to the call for applications for the HSHPS Graduate Fellowship Training Program (GFTP).

Thank you to our membership for getting the word out to current and former students about this opportunity. HSHPS looks forward to announcing the fellows and their placement opportunities this summer! 


ABOUT THE GFTP 
 
The HSHPS Graduate Fellowship Training Program Overview (GFTP) provides paid and unpaid training opportunities for graduate and doctoral students, and recent graduates, interested in working on Hispanic health research. Fellows are placed throughout the United States and Latin America within government agencies and academic institutions.

All HSHPS fellows work alongside a mentor, an experienced researcher or senior staff member; assist with a research project as it relates to minority health issues; and participate in a series of professional development seminars. This program strives to assist individuals to develop skills to work with Hispanic and other minority groups in government and academia, pursue higher degrees, publish research, and stay connected with the HSHPS network.

Going on to its 22nd year, HSHPS has trained over 400 fellows. Most work with Hispanic and other minority groups in government or academia, pursued higher degrees, published research, and/or received NIH grants.
Promising Practices to Improve Hispanic Health

In collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), HSHPS is presenting a new webinar series titled: Promising Practices to Improve Hispanic Health. This series is designed to promote increased awareness, foster discussion, and catalyze further research among health professions faculty on promising practices to advance Hispanic health. 


On April 24th, the first webinar in the series launched! The title of the webinar was: The State of Hispanic Health and Implications for the Future. This first webinar provided a foundation for upcoming presentations by introducing the current status of health in Hispanic communities. National leaders discussed the unique challenges facing Hispanic communities, current local and national public health efforts to address these challenges, and identify existing approaches within academic medicine to advance Hispanic health in the United States. For a recording of the webinar, please email programs@hshps.org

The second webinar in the series will be held this summer, stay tuned for details! If you are interested in being a speaker in upcoming webinars please contact Dr. Maria Garcia, Maria.GarciaMD@umassmed.edu.  
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