• 01 Oct 2018 1:45 PM | Maureen Gelwicks (Administrator)

    HSHPS has been invited to attend a one-day workshop on Addressing diversity in the biomedical research workforce through collaboration among scientific medical associations, hosted by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and cosponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Dr. Maureen Lichtveld, Past President of HSHPS will attend the workshop. On behalf of HSHPS Dr. Lichtveld has participated in virtual focus group meetings providing information that has helped drive the workshop's agenda. 

     The workshop is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the Cloisters on the Main Campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    The United States is one of the world’s leaders in science and technology. Identifying human resource talent to lead innovation and advance knowledge discovery is a cornerstone of biomedical research. However, several challenges exist which hamper the ability of the nation to maintain an intellectually diverse and competitive workforce. One challenge in particular is the implementation of effective strategies to promote and harness diverse talent in the biomedical research workforce. Despite longstanding efforts to diversify the biomedical research workforce, there remains a significant gap in the reflection of the general US population and those who lead our scientific enterprise. The higher the examination across the scientific pipeline from entry into science through faculty rank, the wider the gap exhibited. Since 2006 the numbers of individuals from underrepresented backgrounds entering into science and technology majors has increased, but these numbers have not translated into increased diversity among the faculty ranks (National Academies of Science, 2010). Specifically, less than 10% of the biomedical faculty are underrepresented minorities (Valantine and Collins, 2015).

    The purpose of the workshop is to bring together thought leaders from medical, scientific, and academic organizations to share best practices with respect to developing, growing, and maintaining scientific talent from underrepresented groups across the biomedical workforce. The workshop will be conducted with the goal of establishing innovative and action-oriented steps to enhance diversity within the biomedical and clinical research fields.

    This workshop is by invitation only and not open to the public. 

  • 05 Apr 2018 9:48 AM | Maureen Gelwicks (Administrator)

    April 10, 2018
    2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

    Please join the Latino Commission on AIDS on National Youth HIV/AIDs Awareness Day (Tuesday, April 10,2018) at 2PM (EDT) as their leading expert panelist, Luciano Reberte and Abdier Benitez, will be discussing topics about the importance of HIV testing in youth and eliminating stigma related to HIV in youth.

    About the Webinar:

    Today's young people are the first generation that has never known a world without HIV and AIDS. In the United States, almost 40 percent of new HIV infections are young people ages 13 to 29.

    It’s more important than ever to recommit to the fight against HIV and AIDS. And most importantly, we must invest in young people - bring them to the table not only as partners, but as leaders that can truly turn the tide of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Only by fully investing in young people - in their health, their education, and their leadership - can we reach an AIDS-free generation.

    Two young men that work at the latino Commission on AIDS, Luciano Reberte and Abdier benitez, will share their experiences working with youth in New York City, touching on two important points:

    1. The Importance of HIV testing in youth
    2. Eliminating stigma related to HIV in youth


    Luciano Reberte, Lead Program Manager
    Abdier Benitez, M-Powerment Core Group Coordinator 

  • 26 Jan 2018 4:14 PM | Anonymous

    February 22, 2018
    1:30-3:00 p.m. ET

    This webinar will highlight the impact of patient-provider language concordance on clinical practice and health care delivery in an increasingly diverse population. We will specifically discuss the current state of medical Spanish curriculum in U.S. medical schools and resources available to help institutions assess their health and scientific workforce efforts to address cultural and linguistic competency. Participants will also learn about the Medical Spanish program at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and discuss the components of medical Spanish skill evaluation and certification. There will be an extended Q&A session at the end.

    To register please click here.


    David Acosta, MD
    Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
    Association of American Medical Colleges

    Norma A. Pérez, MD, DrPH
    Director, School of Medicine Special Programs
    Director, Hispanic Center of Excellence
    Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
    University of Texas Medical Branch

    Brenda Robles
    Coordinator, Language Interpreters Program
    National Institutes of Health

    Yumirle Turmelle, MD
    Advanced Medical Spanish course faculty advisor
    Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine


    Pilar Ortega, MD
    Assistant Professor
    University of Illinois Chicago – College of Medicine
    Attending Physician, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
    Author, Spanish and the Medical Interview

  • 10 Oct 2017 10:01 AM | Anonymous

    October, 2017

    Dr. Ana Abraida-Lanza, PhD, Member-At-Large, HSHPS Board is the recipient of this year's APHA Mentoring Award.

    She will be presented with the award during the awards ceremony of the APHA conference in Atlanta, on November 7th at 6pm at the Georgia World Congress Center.

    Here is a full list of all the award recipients:

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