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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. 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
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 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
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Alliance for a Healthier Generation is sharing a series of stories a…Overcoming Harmful Biases
In 1993, Ellen Ochoa became the first Latina person in space. She logged nearly 1,000 hours in orbit across four space m…Education, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Dr. Ángela Gutiérrez has always been passionate about health disparities research. “I had previously worked on health di…Education, Overcoming Harmful Biases
For years, Latino farmworkers suffered at the hands of corrupt businesses who underpaid laborers and took advantage of s…Embracing Immigrants, Increasing Civic Engagement