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May 25, 2010
Tessa Benavides

HACU-DHHS program announces summer participants

The HACU-U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Professions Capacity Building Program has announced the summer 2010 participants. The participants (listed below) will attend a summer program held, June 25-27 in San Antonio; July 18-23 in Bethesda, MD; and Aug. 20-22 in San Antonio. The program includes an overview of funding opportunities available through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

HACU-DHHS Professions Capacity Building Program summer 2010 participants.


The 2010 HACU-DHHS Professions Capacity Building Program participants are:


  • Boricua College, Gary J. Aguayo, Director
  • California State University, Channel Islands, Bonnie Lanthier, Manager of Research and Sponsored Programs
  • New York City College of Technology, CUNY, Dr. Soyeon Cho, Assistant Professor
  • Colorado State University, Pueblo, Dr. Annette Gabaldon, Assistant Professor
  • California State University, Fullerton, Graciela Amaya, Administrative Analyst
  • Heritage University, Jessica Morgan, Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Hostos Community College, CUNY, Dr. Felipe Pimentel, Assistant Professor
  • Lehman College, Dr. Mary Huynh, Assistant Professor
  • New Mexico State University, Dr. Rebecca Palacios, Assistant Professor
  • New Mexico State University, Alamogordo, Donna Cook, Associate Vice President of Extended Programs
  • Texas A&M International University, Dr. Marivic Torregosa, Assistant Professor, and Anne Frey, Associate Director of Grant Resources
  • Texas A&M University, Kingsville, Cecelia Gonzales, Administrative Assistant III
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Ivonne Z. Jimenez, Geriatrics Program Director
  • University of Puerto Rico, Humacao, Dr. Enrique Lopez, Professor
  • University of Texas, Pan American, Liana Setti, Grants & Contracts Specialist and Dr. Yvonne T. Quintanilla, Special Projects Coordinator
  • University of Texas at El Paso, Dr. Grisela Villalobos, Assistant Professor, and Marisa Sanchez, Senior Research Administrator
  • Whittier College, Juliette Cagigas, Associate Director, Foundation Relations


HACU-DHHS Professions Capacity Building Program summer 2010 participants.

The HACU-DHHS Professions Capacity Building Program is supported by the DHHS National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) and administered by HACU and the DHHS Office of Minority Health. For more information on the program, click here.