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Rosa Herrera knows how difficult the battle with COVID-19 can be. Two of her daughters were really sick with COVID-19 in October 2020 and were hospitalized during their infections. Herrera herself got sick, too, but had a mild case. “It was really scary. I couldn’t see them and since both of them were hospitalized at ...
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Dr. Mirella Díaz-Santos has a personal fight to end Alzheimer’s Disease. Her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s…Dementia, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Maria Maldonado knows what it’s like to experience the tragedy of COVID-19. She lost five family members to the virus in…COVID-19, Vaccines
Like many Latino students, Donají Stelzig was unsure if she should pursue a PhD. She was intimated by the barriers and d…Education, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Growing up as a gay, Latino man in the 1990s, Dr. Philip Ponce saw the devastating impact of HIV and AIDS. It pushed him…Healthcare Access
Jeraldine Ortiz knows that breast cancer is tough for Latinas. Breast cancer is the top cause of Latina death. This stem…Cancer, Clinical Trials
Dr. Melawhy Garcia wanted to elevate her work to improve health among Latinos in California by applying for PhD programs…Education, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Breast cancer is the top cause of death for Latinas. But Alma Lopez has been a breast cancer survivor for more than 15 y…Cancer, Clinical Trials
Natalicio Serrano wasn’t sure he wanted to get a PhD. He knew the journey would be difficult, especially as a Latino goi…Education, Overcoming Harmful Biases
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor Dr. Martha Bernal, the first Latina to receive a PhD in psychology in the…Mental Health, Overcoming Harmful Biases