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Vol. LXV, No. 17
August 16, 2013
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NIH Hosts Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools

The Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) recently conducted a 2-day professional development and data systems workshop in Bethesda for junior faculty, postdoctoral students, doctoral students, master’s students and other health professionals interested in Hispanic health research.

The Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools brought more than 100 workshop participants to NIH.

The Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools brought more than 100 workshop participants to NIH.

The workshop was attended by more than 100 participants nationwide including Puerto Rico. Day 2 was hosted at the Clinical Center. Concurrent sessions were held on Toolkit for Success, Scientific Writing, Data Systems and Grantsmanship. Participants interacted with NIH researchers and toured the Clinical Research Center during the sessions.

NIH principal deputy director Dr. Lawrence Tabak (l), Gerard J. Román, NIH Hispanic Employment Program manager, and Dr. Valerie Romero-Leggott, president of HSHPS, chat during the workshop.

At left:
NIH principal deputy director Dr. Lawrence Tabak (l), Gerard J. Román, NIH Hispanic Employment Program manager, and Dr. Valerie Romero-Leggott, president of HSHPS, chat during the workshop.
At right:
Román welcomes the group to NIH.

Photos: Bill Branson

Román welcomes the group to NIH.

The workshop aimed to help prepare participants to perform analytical studies of national and state health datasets to better contribute to Hispanic health care research and provision of adequate health care. It was funded by the HHS Office of Minority Health through the National Umbrella Cooperative Agreement Grant and cosponsored by NIH.

HSHPS provides a number of opportunities for health and diversity outreach. For more information contact Gerard Román, NIH Hispanic Employment Program manager, at roman@od.nih.gov, call (919) 541-3430, or visit www.hshps.org.


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