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August 26, 2008


Reception held for DHHS-HACU participants

Faculty in the fields of biology, social sciences and allied health programs with an interest in health disparities, along with research staff, were among attendees at a farewell reception for the 10th Annual DHHS-HACU Professions Capacity Building Program. The reception took place on August 23, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas. Antonio Flores, President and CEO of HACU, presented certificates of completion to program participants.

The annual program, which included 20 participants this year, consists of workshop presentations, experiential training, and an online course to help participants become more competitive in seeking federal grants in health sciences. Summer workshops are held in San Antonio, TX, and Bethesda, MD. Participants receive a stipend. Applications for the 2009 program will be available in December.

About DHHS-HACU Professions Capacity Building Program

The program was initiated as a commitment by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to focus on building the capacity of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and their faculty to become more competitive in the procurement of federal grants and contracts in the health sciences field. The DHHS-HACU Professions Capacity Building Program is supported by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) and administered by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) and HACU through a cooperative agreement. HACU’s Office of Capacity Building Initiatives manages the program. Related Web site and contact info 

(L-R) Antonio Flores, President of HACU, and Jorge Vasquez, a participant of the DHHS-HACU Professions Capacity Building Program