2022 California Annual Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Gala

Slideshow of photos from the NHHF gala

 The Westin Pasadena, Pasadena, CA · November 17, 2022

Reception: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. PST |  Awards Gala: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. PST 

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The National Hispanic Foundation (NHHF), the philanthropic arm of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), invites you to our 15th Annual California Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Gala. During our Gala, we are proud to announce the scholarship recipients from the Western 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.

2022 California Hispanic Health Leadership Awardees

  • Dr. Diana E. Ramos, California Surgeon General and NHMA Board member
  • Dr. Donaldo M. Hernandez, California Medical Society
  • Dr. Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanti, USC Keck School of Medicine

2022 California Scholarship Recipients

Dental Student

Cristhian Martinez
University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry
Graduating 2025

Medical Student
Sergio Trejo
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Graduating 2023

Medical Student
Laurel Barrios
University of California Davis
Graduating 2024

Nursing Student
Cecilia Pimental
University of California School of Nursing
Graduating 2023

Medical Student
Osbaldo Camargo
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences, School of Medicine
Graduating 2026

Pharmacy Student
Jose Dominguez
The University of Arizona R.K. Coit College of Pharmacy
Graduating 2023

Medical Student
Raul Soto, Jr.
Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California
Graduating 2024

Physician Associate Student
Claire Alvarenga
University of Utah School of Medicine – PA Program
Graduating 2023

Medical Student
Monica Soto Noveron
David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles
Graduating 2026

Public Health Student
Elizabeth Murguia
Loma Linda University School of Public Health
Graduating 2025