March 9, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 10

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National meeting on Hispanic issues draws campus expertise

Several university faculty will participate in the fifth annual Conference on Healthy Hispanic Families this month in Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), the program, March 23-25, will include a discussion by Dr. Leo Vela, dean of the Health Science Center's Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC), on "Career Development: The Physician Survivor." Health Science Center President Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa will lead a presentation on the National Network of Latin American Medical Students. The NHMA supports a medical student mentorship program at the Health Science Center with assistance from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health cooperative agreement.

Psychiatry faculty Drs. Martha Medrano and Salvador Contreras are on the NHMA National Advisory Committee that helped to plan the meeting.


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