SONHS Recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Health Professions School

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SONHS Recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Health Professions School

By SONHSNews
In recognition of its commitment to academic excellence, equitable health, and wellbeing for diverse populations, including the Hispanic community, the School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) has been named a member of the Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS).
The SONHS has an overall minority student population of 60%, of which 40% is Hispanic.

The SONHS’ new HSHPS status entitles it to apply for various additional programs that advance Hispanic health research, health education and health workforce development. Through its HSHPS membership, the school will have has access to professional development workshops, student mentorship programs for Hispanic health research, the Hispanic Health Services Research Scholar Award, and graduate fellowship training programs targeting Hispanics. The HSHPS offers these opportunities in collaboration with its national partners, such as the National Hispanic Medical Association, the Latino Medical Student Association and federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“I am extremely proud that our program has been recognized as a member of the HSHPS,” said Dean Nilda Peragallo Montano, who is a bicultural and bilingual nurse educator and researcher from a Hispanic background. “This milestone achievement reflects our vision and commitment to enhancing excellence and diversity at the School of Nursing and Health Studies, and to providing the best possible educational opportunities for all of our students.”