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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Hispanic Center of Excellence

Monday, October 2, 2017

It's time to celebrate and commemorate!

The Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) in collaboration with the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) community invites you to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage month. #HispanicHeritageMonth

The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, upon the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The HCOE along with the UAHS community has planned a series of events during and after Hispanic Heritage Month. These events focus on issues that impact Hispanic health to promote a healthier community. Join us for any or all events!

Please plan to attend the following activities scheduled throughout the month:

Binational Health Fair- HCOE is collaborating with the Mexican Consulate and the UAHS Colleges of Pharmacy, Medicine and Public Health on this annual community health fair.

                When: Sunday, October 1
                Location: San Miguel High School
                Time: 9:00 – 1:00 pm

Scholar's Circle "Success Strategies for Careers in Latino Research": An opportunity for Hispanic investigators to share their successes and lessons learned in the health research career pathway.

                When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
                Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm       
                Location: Kiewit Auditorium
                Please RSVP at Latinos in Research

The Fate of DACA Doctors - An informational session on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) with the UA Immigrant Student Resource Center and Pre-health Dreamers.

                When: October 12
                Location: Drachman Hall A116
                Time: noon to 1:00 pm
Addiction to Opioids and Heroin (Spanish)

                Presenter: William Rappaport, MD
                When: October 10
                Location: Wakefield Higher Ground Center
                Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Depression and Anxiety Among Latinos (Spanish)

                Presenter: Francisco Moreno, MD
                When: October, 26
                Location: Wakefield Higher Ground Center
                 Time: 10- 11:30 a.m.

For more details please contact: Alejandra Zapien Hidalgo, MD, azapien8@email.arizona.edu

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