HISPANIC PIONEERS IN SCIENCE
With more than 52 million Hispanics in the United States, constituting more than 16% of the US population, we are a booming force in this nation. Also, we have the biggest groups of youth in the nation, meaning that Hispanic children will grow up to become a great part of this country and its future. It is important to recognize the Hispanics who have successfully achieved their dreams in science so that they can be models for young students aspiring to achieve similar dreams. The Alliance has chosen to highlight the following scientists, not only for their scientific achievements, but also for their contributions to the Hispanic community.
Antonia Novello M.D.
Former Surgeon General
The first woman and Hispanic U.S. surgeon general, has been a champion for women, children and minorities, and others who need a voice. Read more »
Dr. Sandra R. Hernández
President and CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation. A public health pioneer who is committed to breaking down barriers in her quest to support the poor and uninsured.
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Academic and Government Official
A leading force behind the life sciences revolution that is shaping the way we live and do business. A modern day Darwin, he hails DNA as the dominant language and economic driver of the 21st century. Read more »
Dr. Antonia Novello
Dr. Sandra Hernandez