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NHMA’s 20th Annual Conference Save the Date: April 21-24, 2016

October 27, 2015

 This year’s theme is “Advancing Hispanic Health – The Next 20 years: NHMA leading the way”. The annual conference connects you with educational opportunities to optimize clinical decisions and network with a community of innovative problem-solvers in health care and policy. Additionally, CME credits will be provided for several workshops and plenary sessions. To register, view the conference agenda, or submit the Call for Abstracts please visit:

Full Scholarship to Study Medicine in Cuba- Deadline 3/14/14

February 27, 2014

Deadline: March 14, 2014

[This activity is approved by the U.S. Department of State.]

The Latin American School of Medicine (LASM), in Havana, Cuba, was founded in 1998, as Cuba’s response to the devastation of Hurricanes Mitch and Georges.  Cuba understood that, if the poorest regions in our hemisphere were able to develop adequate healthcare infrastructures, they could save as many lives every year as had been lost in the hurricanes.  The Cubans offered full scholarships to enroll at LASM to young people from the nations affected by the hurricanes — on the sole condition that, once they graduated, they would return to their home countries and offer low-cost health services in their own underserved communities.

This exceptionally generous offer of a world-class full-scholarship medical education is also being extended to students from the US.

The offer to US students was made because of Cuba’s recognition that millions in the US have little or no access to affordable health care; and that many young people in the US don’t even dare to dream of studying medicine because of the economic costs.  Students from communities of color and low-income communities are especially encouraged to apply to the program.

Applicant criteria:

  • Be US citizens (with US passport)
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25 by the time of MATRICULATION
  • Must have completed the following college-level, pre-med science courses:
    • One year of biology with lab (Biology I and II with labs)
    • One year of chemistry with lab (General Chemistry I and II with labs)
    • One year of organic chemistry with lab (Organic Chemistry I and II with labs)
    • One year of physics with lab (Physics I and II with labs)
  • Be physically and mentally fit
  • Come from the humblest and neediest communities in the US
  • Be committed to practice medicine in poor and underserved US communities after graduation


Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013 @ Yale University- 4/13-14/2013

March 28, 2013


We hope to see you at the Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 13-14!  Unite For Sight’s Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s leading and largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  Please feel free to forward this announcement to your colleagues and friends who may be interested in attending or presenting. Register by March 20 for a reduced registration rate.  Also, if you are interested in presenting, we have a few social enterprise pitch slots remaining; submit your abstract soon since these presentation slots are nearly filled to capacity!

Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013
Presented by Unite For Sight, 10th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14, 2013

“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes more than 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  The registration rate increases after March 20.

Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit a social enterprise pitch abstract for consideration.

The conference’s confirmed speakers to date include:

Keynote Addresses

  • Tina Rosenberg, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, The New York Times
    “Information Technology and the Revolution in Health Care,” Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Director of Earth Institute, Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
  • “The 1 Million Community Health Worker Campaign,” Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Millennium Village Project, Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • “The Origins of Health: Our Behavior and Our Environment,” Al Sommer, MD, MHS, Dean Emeritus, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and University Distinguished Service Professor

See more presentations, including more than 100 Social Enterprise Pitch presentations, at


National Hispanic Medical Association in Washington, DC- 4/25-28/2013

February 28, 2013

17th Annual Conference
“€œStrategies to Develop Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Curriculum and Research to Improve the Health of Hispanics”€

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
April 25-28, 2013

Join the NHMA network of health providers and government and private sector partners and learn new strategies for effective health care delivery and policies for Hispanic populations.

National and international experts will present on current innovations in medical homes, accountable care organizations, health insurance exchanges, prevention, integrative care, e-health, and cultural competence for the growing Hispanic populations in the U.S. Disease areas include diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and more. CME credits to be provided.

Who should attend: physicians, hospital and health system CEOs, federal government, insurance and pharmaceutical company administrators, health educators, medical education faculty, health professionals, residents, health professional students and others interested in planning and implementing health and behavioral health and prevention programs for our communities as their demand for services will rise across the nation.

Do you need a pep talk? via Kid President

January 30, 2013

Global Health Conference in DC- March 14-16 2013

November 29, 2012

Fourth Annual CUGH conference

Global Health: Innovation | Implementation | Impact

March 14-16, 2013 Washington DC

$90,000 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans- graduate training scholarship- Deadline 11/1/11

June 16, 2011

Thirty Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans will be
awarded in 2012 on the basis of a single national competition.
– Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any
field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.
– Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000
in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as
much as $90,000.
– The deadline for submission of completed applications is* November 1,
– To be eligible, you must be:

– A New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born
abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country).
– Not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline.
– A college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree.
– Not beyond your second year – if already enrolled — in the graduate
degree program for which you request support.

For other opportunities see:

CA Dream Network $500 Scholarship- Immigrant Students- Deadline 6/24/11

June 16, 2011

CA Dream Network Scholarship

In the last twelve months students from the CA Dream Network planned and organized several successful events to fund raise money for our annual scholarship. We are proud to announce that CHIRLA and the CA Dream Network are now offering four $500 dollar scholarships to four immigrant students.

Applications are now available to download. For more details and eligibility requirements download the application today.

The deadline is June 24, 2011. For more information and to apply, visit

Eligibility Criteria:

Must come from an immigrant family

Must demonstrate financial need Must demonstrate participation and/or activism on immigrant rights issues and/or other progressive social justice causes (school or local community)

Must be a college student enrolled in one of the following accredited institutions: California Community Collegeo California State Universityo University of Californiao Private Four Year college or university or Vocational School

Must have a minimum 2.0 G.P.A.

Must commit 10hours of community work with the CA Dream Network (if awarded the scholarship

New American Scholars Program-Due March 1

January 19, 2011


E4FC’s New American Scholars Program provides financial awards and support services to low-income immigrant college students who live or attend school in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide scholarships of up to $10,000 to cover tuition and other college expenses. Scholars are selected for their academic excellence, financial need, and community impact. They are expected to participate in E4FC events and commit to community service or professional development activities for the year.


   * Foreign-born
   * Financial need
   * Do not have permanent residency (green card) or citizenship in the US
   * Current or intended enrollment in a two or four-year college or university for 2011-2012
   * Minimum GPA requirement:
         o For high school students: 3.3 cumulative high school GPA
         o For college students: 2.8 cumulative college GPA
   * Demonstrated academic preparation and community/extracurricular involvement
   * Residency requirements:
         o You must have lived in California for three or more years of your high school career
         o You must fulfill at least one of the following:
              1. previous or intended graduation from a San Francisco Bay Area high school, or
              2. current or expected enrollment in a San Francisco Bay Area college or university
         o We define San Francisco Bay Area as the following 11 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo.

Medical Conference in East Bay(Free)- October 31st

September 19, 2009

Dear Pipeline Program Partners,

On behalf of Dr. Jocelyn Garrick, I would like to invite you and your students interested in health careers to register for Mentoring in Medicine’s -CA Chapter’s Annual Conference.  We will have workshops for middle school, high school, college and health profession students, as well as residents.

Please feel free to distribute the email invite below (with registration link) and attached flyer to your staff, students, and networks. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

I hope to see you and your students at our conference!

Take care,

Nelly Gonzalez
Program Coordinator



Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Register TODAY at

FREE Registration and Lunch will be provided!

Samuel Merritt University
Bechtel Auditorium
400 Hawthorne Ave
Oakland, CA 94609


“The Road to Health Profession Schools: applying, strategies, options, and more”
(For College Students)

“Networking and Interviewing Skills II”
(For College Students)

“Preparing your child for a career in health”
(For Parents and/or Middle School Students)

“Health Career Professional Panel”
(For High School and College Students)

“Navigating your Career” Focus Group
(For Health Profession Students & Residents — Medical Students, Nursing & PA students, etc.,)


Join us in the Networking Session with Health Professionals!

Participate in our Costume Contest!

Health Profession Schools and Health Pipeline Program Exhibits!



Please contact Nelly Gonzalez, Program Coordinator at

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