A group of Puerto Rican investigators and physicians presented a strategic plan to reduce the high prevalence of childhood obesity in Puerto Rico during a forum of the Global Health Leadership Institute at Yale University.
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(New York, N.Y. – April 24, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has honored five individuals and organizations from across Puerto Rico with Environmental Champion Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Donovan Richards, Chair of the New York City Council's Committee on Environmental Protection, to present the awards to this year’s recipients at a ceremony at the EPA’s offices in Manhattan. An awards ceremony in San Juan will be held at a later date.
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Dr. Larissa Avilés Santa during a medical trip to Guatemala. Photo courtesy of Dr. Larissa Avilés Santa.
From a young age, Dr. Larissa Avilés Santa knew she wanted to study the human body. “When I was in fourth or fifth grade I remember opening an Anatomy atlas and how fascinated I was by each illustration. The part of the book that caught my attention was the one about the male and female reproductive systems, and the explanation about the menstrual cycle and pregnancy,” she says. It was back then that her interest in endocrinology was born.
The ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program offers outstanding opportunities for early-career public health professionals by enabling them to train at CDC on a variety of high-priority public health issues. ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellows work closely with nationally recognized experts within the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency and global leader in public health.
The 2013 National Hispanic Health Professional Scholarship is open to any student enrolled fulltime in an accredited graduate nursing, public health, health policy, dentistry or medical school. Nursing BSN students will only be considered for the $2,000 one year scholarships. We will not consider any health professions not listed above.