National Hispanic Science Network

21st Annual NHSN VIRTUAL Conference
September 22-24, 2021

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Dr. Manuel Cano, University of Texas San Antonio published in Substance Use & Misuse Journal

Drug Overdose Deaths Among US Hispanics Trends 2000-2017 and Recent Patterns by Dr. Manual Cano has been published with Taylor & Francis Online Substance Use and MIsuse Journal. The study explored demographic and drug patterns in overdose deaths among US Hispanics from 2000-2017.  Read the entire publication here.

Early Career Leadership Committee of the National Hispanic Science Network share an open letter to all NHSN members and friends in solidarity to Black, Caribbean, and Afro-Latinx communities.

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, ECLC has written a heartfelt letter in solidary to the Black, Carribbean, and Afro-Latinx communities.  We invite you to read the letter and take a moment to reflect with us.

   ECLC Letter to NHSN Members and Friends

Academia de Ciencias de America Latina (ACAL)

Dr. Patricia Molina has been named Corresponding Member of the Institution, Academy of Sciences of Latin America (Academia de Ciencias de America Latina).  Congratulations!

Dr. Judy Arroyo Receives 1st Annual Dora Goldstein Diversity in the Sciences Award

At the 2019 RSA Scientific Meeting in Minneapolis Dr. Judy Arroyo was awarded with the 1st Annual Dora Goldstein Diversity in the Sciences Award.  This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated excellence and creativity in alcohol research, and a commitment to diversity and mentoring throughout his or her career.

Dr. Arroyo has been an important part of the NHSN family and we are proud of her accomplishments.  Congratulations Dr. Arroyo on this amazing achievement!

Drs. Avelardo Valdez and Alice Cepeda receive Research Project Grant from NIMHD

Dr. Avelardo Valdez and Dr. Alice Cepeda have received a Notice of Award for a Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).   Their study, “Disparities in Health among Floating Immigrant Populations” is a 5-year, $3 million research project that will be conducted in Los Angeles and Mexico City.   The study’s objective is to identify mechanisms by which immigration processes expose “floating populations” (those who move back and forth between the U.S. and Mexico either voluntarily or forced) to distinct environments, increases their susceptibility to risk behaviors and contributes to mental and physical health disparities.  This international study will be conducted in collaboration with the University of Southern California (USC), the Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramon de la Fuente Muñiz (INPRFM), and the Centro para la Prevención y Atención Integral del VIH/SIDA de la CDMX (Clínica Condesa).

Developing scientists in Hispanic substance use and health disparities research through the creation of a national mentoring network

Angela Bazzi, Cristina Mogro-Wilson, Nalini Junko Negi, Jennifer Reingle Gonzalez, Miguel Angel Cano, Yessenia Castro & Alice Cepeda 

@500WomenSci has just launched its Fellowship for the Future!

This fellowship provides $5,000 for the applicant and $1,000/year for a maximum of two years for the project itself. 

"The Fellowship for the Future is a two-year leadership program for women of color in STEM leading research or outreach projects in line with the 500 Women Scientists mission and focused on increasing equity, inclusion, accessibility, or social justice in STEM. During their fellowship, fellows will carry out a project with financial and logistical support from the 500 Women Scientists leadership team. Our hope is that by providing these extra resources and community connections, we can help expand the scope and impact of amazing work led by women of color in STEM"

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