2018 Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Gala - New York

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

6:30 PM  –  Registration and Reception
7:30 PM –  Dinner and Awards Ceremony
9:30 PM –  Dance to the music of DJ Morales

The National Hispanic Foundation (NHHF), the philanthropic arm of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), invites you to our Fifteenth Annual New York Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Gala. During our Gala, we are proud to announce the scholarship recipients from the Eastern United States, as well as the Hispanic Health Leadership Awardees who inspire us with their leadership for change in healthcare for our community.
Hispanics are the largest ethnic group in the United States, yet, there is a dearth of Hispanic health professionals with the cultural and linguistic skills to deliver quality care for this growing population. In addition, Federal, State, local government and private sector healthcare agencies have minimal Hispanic representation in top leadership positions who can develop policies and programs targeted to the Hispanic community. NHHF is responding to these challenges by developing this unique national scholarship program to reward students in health professional schools for exceptional academic performance, leadership, and commitment to serving the Hispanic community. We believe they are the future Hispanic leaders of our nation.

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Hispanic Health Leadership Honorees

Oxiris Barbot, MD
Acting Commissioner
NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene


Mitchell Katz, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
NYC Health + Hospitals


Susana Morales, MD
Director, Diversity Center of Excellence Cornell Center for Health Equity
Weill Cornell Medicine


Carlos Orta
Vice President, Corporate Affairs 
Carnival Corporation


Scholarship Recipients

Olivia Buonanno – Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy
Juan Caceres – University of Michigan Medical School
Noe Cabello – Drexel University College of Medicine
Ariadna Capasso – New York University, College of Global Public Health
Dennis Dacarett-Galeano – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Christina Nunez – Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and Mailman School of Public Health
Veronica Ortiz – Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Julio Ramos – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ana Saavedra – Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Octavio Viramontes – Harvard Medical School