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Rosa Herrera: Get the Vaccine for Your Family!
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: Fighting Alzheimer’s in the Latino Community
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: Why This Latina Mom Chose to Vaccinate Her 9-Year-Old Son
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
Donají Stelzig: How Éxito! Helped Me Build My Network
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
Dr. Philip Ponce: Increasing Access to HIV Treatment for LGBTQ Latinos
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: Finding Life Through a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial
Jeraldine Ortiz knows that breast cancer is tough for Latinas. Breast cancer is the top cause of Latina death. This stem…Cancer, Clinical Trials
Jeraldine Ortiz: Encontrando Vida a Través de un Estudio Clínico de Cáncer de Seno
Jeraldine Ortiz sabe que el cáncer de seno es difícil para las latinas. El cáncer de seno es la causa principal de muert…Cancer, Clinical Trials, Español
Melawhy Garcia: Éxito! Connected Me to Other Latino Professionals
Dr. Melawhy Garcia wanted to elevate her work to improve health among Latinos in California by applying for PhD programs…Education, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Alma Lopez: Better Health Through a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial
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
Alma López: Mejor Salud a Través de un Estudio Clínico de Cáncer de Seno
El cáncer de Seno es la causa principal de muerte en las latinas. Pero Alma López ha sido una sobreviviente de cáncer de…Cancer, Clinical Trials, Español
Natalicio Serrano: What Éxito! Taught Me About Latino Representation in Academia
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