2021 New York Annual Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Gala

ATTENTION ATTENDEES: NHHF will recognize the new COVID-19 vaccination guidance effective today from the New York Public Health Department for indoor events and will require proof of the COVID-19 vaccination – either a physical card or a photo of the card. If you have not been fully vaccinated, proof of a negative COVID-19 test, obtained 72 hours prior to the event, will be required. We will be contacting guests with specific information on how to submit vaccination or negative test status ahead of the event. A person can be exempted from the mandate if they have medical conditions that restrict their ability to get vaccinated or a “sincerely held religious belief.” All are advised to wear a mask if not eating or drinking at the event. This statement applies to all attendees who have or will RSVP or plan to walk-in at the registration on the day of the event. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, Dec. 2nd. 

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Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel · December 2, 2021

Reception: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. EST |  Awards Gala: 7:30 to 11 p.m. EST

For event questions, please contact Wanda Salcedo at (202) 760-3803, or Vito Gearity at (202) 899-6383, or email [email protected] & [email protected].

The National Hispanic Foundation (NHHF), the philanthropic arm of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), invites you to our 18th 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 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 that 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.

Hispanic Health Leadership Honorees: 

Chinyere Anyaogu, MD, MPH, FACOG - Deputy Chief Medical Officer, New York Health & Hospitals, Jacobi North Central Bronx Hospital

Stanley M. Bergman - Chairman of the Board & CEO, Henry Schein Inc.

Erica Friedman, MD, FACP - Deputy Dean for Medical Education, Chair of the Department of Medical Education, Professor of Medicine, CUNY School of Medicine

Sylvia Puente - President  & CEO, Latino Policy Forum

César Rolón - Co-founder, Illinois Unidos

Xavier Nogueras - Co-founder, Illinois Unidos

Scholarship Recipients:

 Yanci Algarin - Eastern Virginia Medical School '24

Marco Gutierrez - University of Nebraska Medical Center '24

Edith Hernandez - University of Minnesota Medical School, Graduate Program in Pharmacology '27

Maritza Martin - Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science '22

Jeanette Rios - Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai '24

Tomas Rodriguez - University of Massachusetts Medical School, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences '24

Karla Platzer - Howard University School of Dentistry '22

Mariela Moreno Nava - University of South Carolina, Bluffton Nursing School '23

Diana Aguilera - George Washington University, Milken Institute of Public Health  '22

Maria Cintron Lugo - Nova Southeastern University, School of Pharmacy '24

Veronica Martinez Vargas - The City University of New York, School of Medicine PA Program '24