2022 New York Annual Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Gala 

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

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: 

Robert Rodriguez
Secretary of State of New York

Debra Furr-Holden, PhD
Dean, New York University School of Global Public Health
Dean, Public Health Integration
Director of the NIH-funded Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions

Niesha Foster
Vice President, Global Health & Social Impact, Pfizer Inc. 

Claudia Romo Edelman
Founder, We Are All Human

2022 Scholarship Recipients:

Dental Student
Cesar Hernandez
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Graduating 2024 
Nursing Student
Ashley Bernard 
Florida International University School of Nursing
Graduating 2023
Pharmacy Student
Danielle Obijeski 
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
Graduating 2026
Physician Associate Student
Kelly Gonzalez 
CUNY School of Medicine
Graduating 2025

Public Health Student
Guadalupe Quintana
University of Illinois Chicago College of Public Health
Graduating 2024

Medical Student
Christine Lopez 

Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Graduating 2024
Medical Student
Bryan Torres 
Tulane School of Medicine
Graduating 2025
Medical Student

José Antonio Ibarra Rodriguez
Rush Medical College
Graduating 2025

Medical Student
Erika Zambrano Alvarez 
Renaissance Stony Brook School of Medicine
Graduating 2025 
Medical Student

Viridiana Godinez
University of Illinois Chicago School of Medicine
Graduating 2025