Heritage Month Celebration
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, September 15 - October 15, 2018
Each year, we observe Hispanic Heritage month from September 15 – October 15, by celebrating histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic people. At NJMS, activities focused on Academic Excellence, Research, and the Community that we serve.
Festivities included a Mentoring Session and Student-faculty Mixer, Increasing the number of Hispanic students in the NJMS pipeline programs, an NIH lecture, Latino Academic Excellence at NJMS-UH, and a session focusing on enhancing our pool of Spanish language medical interpreters.
The five events were co-sponsored by the NJMS Diversity Committee, Hispanic Center of Excellence, the Office for Diversity and Community Engagement, and the 19 basic and clinical science departments at NJMS. 


Mentoring Session and Student-faculty Mixer event Remarks by Dr. Maria Soto-Greene, MD, MS-HPEd, FACP, Executive Vice Dean of New Jersey Medical School and by J.P. Sánchez MD, MPH, Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion. 

September 19, 2018

                           
Increasing the number of Hispanic students in the NJMS pipeline programs. Remarks by Dr. Maria Soto-Greene, MD, MS-HPEd, FACP, Executive Vice Dean of New Jersey Medical School, J.P. Sánchez MD, MPH, Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, and Mrs. Mercedes Padilla, Register, MA, ReDr. Sanchez, Emergency Medicine search Associate, Office for Diversity and Community Engagement. September 21, 2018

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NIH Lecture : Dr. Ofelia Ana Olivero, Chief, Intramural Diversity Workforce Branch, Center for Cancer Training, National Cancer Institute,
October 4, 2018
Video: Dr. Ofelia Ana Olivero


Latino Academic Excellence at Rutgers NJMS-UH Speakers: Dr. Maria Soto-Greene, MD, Vice Dean, NJMS, Dr. Sanchez, Emergency Medicine, Dr. Jorge Contreras PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience, Dr. Amariliz Rivera-Medina, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, LMSA Co-Presents Elizabeth and Carlos, Dr. Iris Herrera, Associate Professor, Medicine. The following videos feature faculty, students and leadership celebrating and acknowledging the history and impact that NJMS and UH has on Latino Students and Patients.           
October 9, 2018

Dr. Sanchez, Emergency Medicine 

Dr. Maria Soto-Greene, MD, MS-HPEd, FACP Executive Vice Dean, NJMS,

LMSA Co-Presidents: Elizabeth Batista and Carlos Cuenca

Dr. Amariliz Rivera-Medina, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics,

Dr. Jorge Contreras PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology,Physiology & Neuroscience

Ms. Joan Dauhajre, LCSW, MS, CEO, University Hospital   

Dr. Iris Herrera, Associate Professor, Medicine

Dr. Ana Natale-Pereira, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine

Enhancing Our Pool of Spanish Language Medical Interpreters
Speakers: Dr. Luis Alzate-Duque, Mrs. Joan Dauhajre, LCSW, MS and Mrs. Patricia Rondan-Mann
October 10, 2018