The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
The Office on Minority Health of the Department of Health and Human Services

Health Disparities Researcher Information and Training Workshop


The next workshop will be held April 17 at California State University Dominguez Hills. Click here for flyer.

Are you interested in helping solve health-related problems affecting the Hispanic/Latino community? As a qualified health researcher you will acquire the scientific knowledge and research skills to design studies that can help us identify root causes of Hispanic health disparities and develop programs to alleviate the situation.

If health disparities research is for you, then we invite you to participate in the Health Disparities Researcher Information and Training Workshop, which will acquaint you with the professional opportunities and rewards of becoming a health disparities researcher. Workshop format includes presentations by nationally renowned Latino health researchers and mentors, engaging group activities, and a Latino graduate student panel.    

Do not miss out on this opportunity to learn about becoming a health disparities researcher. Register online here.  



California State University, Dominguez Hills
Extended Education Auditorium, EE-1213
April 17, 2015


Friday, April 17, 2015

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Sign-in (Pre-Test Administration) 

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.

Welcome and General Introduction:

Alicia Martinez
Assistant VP for Programs, Services and International Affairs
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

9:30 – 12:00 p.m. 

Health Disparities Presentation:   

Dr. Raymond T. Garza
Professor of Psychology and Director
Latina-o Health Research Initiative
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Provided)

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.  Introduction of Featured Speaker – Dr. Raymond T. Garza

1:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Presentation by Dr. Eloy Rodriguez
James A. Perkins Endowed Professor
Chemical Biology and Medical Ethnobotany
Cornell University (NY)

“How Natural Medicines Control Breast Tumors  A Major Health Disparity”

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Graduate Student Research Presentations

4:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Graduate Student Panel

4:45 – 5:00 p.m.
General Discussion

5:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks (Post-Test Administration & Gift Card Raffle)