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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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When it comes to triple negative breast cancer, Ricki Fairley is a veteran on the battlefield. “I am a 10-year survivo…Cancer, Clinical Trials
As a teenager, Hilda Ramirez saw how the educational system did not support Latino students, limiting their chances for…Education, Increasing Civic Engagement
If one were to walk in the streets of Boston and see a colorful mural, there’s a big chance Silvia López Chavez created…Healthy Food
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 knows what it’s like to experience the tragedy of COVID-19. She lost five family members to the virus in the past…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