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NJ Revilla-Garcia


HACU to host a student Health Disparities Research Workshop at UT School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus on April 7

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) will be hosting a one day Health Disparities Research Training Workshop for students on April 7, 2014 at The University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus (BRC). The workshop will provide students the opportunity to learn about the academic training and professional opportunities for careers in health disparities research. The agenda includes a graduate student panel, group activities and presentations by leading Latino health researchers and mentors.

Raymond Garza, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio, will lead the workshop. Garza is known internationally for his theoretical and applied research with Hispanic populations. His research and scholarly publications span three decades and include significant contributions in the areas of cross-cultural psychology, intergroup relations, leadership and organizational behavior. 

The keynote speaker will be Eloy Rodriguez, Ph.D., an internationally recognized professor and scientist in the fields of medicinal ethnobotany, chemical ecology, plant biology, cell biology and environmental toxicology, and zoopharmacognosy. Rodriguez has published two books and over 160 research publications, and lectures worldwide. He has been named several times as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States.

The workshop is limited to 50 students, in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher) and with an academic interest in health disparities research. For application consideration, students can click here to apply for the Health Disparities Researcher Information and Training Workshop. Deadline for students to apply is Thursday, April 3, 2014.

The workshop is sponsored by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, and co-sponsored by The University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus.