CHCI Hosts
2010 Young Latino Leaders Summit Series


The 2009-2010 class of CHCI Graduate & Young Professional (GYP) Fellows celebrates the culmination of its nine-month program with the highly anticipated 2010 Young Latino Leaders Summit Series.

CHCI invites you to join Members of Congress, national leaders, subject matter experts and the GYP Fellows on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, for in-depth discussions on critical issues facing the Latino community in the areas of health, housing, law, and science, technology, engineering, & math (STEM).  RSVP now and secure your seat.

11:00 am - 12:15 pm sessions

Cervical Cancer and Latinas: A Preventable Disease

Latina fatality rates for cervical cancer are nearly 40 percent higher than that of non-Latino women. Increased funding for education prevention programs on cervical cancer needs to be increased among Latinas to stem this fatality rate.

Join CHCI/Davita Health Fellow Rebecca Medina as she leads a top panel of experts to discuss the need for higher awareness and education among Latinas about this disease.

Moderator: Rebecca Medina, CHCI/Davita Graduate Health Fellow
Remarks: Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Chair, CHC Health Task Force
Graduate Health Fellowship Sponsor Remarks: Davita
Panelists:
Tamika L. Felder, Founder & CEO, Tamika and Friends, Inc.
Miryam C. Gerdine, MPH, Data Analyst, Office of Minority Health, Division of Policy and Data, U.S. Dept. of HHS
Maria Lemus, Executive Director, Vision y Compromiso
Mona Shah, Senior Policy Analyst, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)

Intersection of STEM Education & the Green Economy:
Incorporating the Latino Community

This panel discussion will focus on STEM education and the potential benefits for the Latino community to be at the forefront of the green economy, which is forecasted to be the engine of future economic growth.

Join Sandra Alcalá-Barraza and Jorge Madrid, CHCI/Motorola Foundation Graduate STEM Fellows, as they join in leading a panel of experts in a discussion regarding the potential role that Latinos play in the future of the economy.

Moderators: Sandra Alcalá-Barraza & Jorge Madrid, CHCI/Motorola Foundation Graduate STEM Fellows
Graduate STEM Fellowship Sponsor Remarks: Motorola Foundation
Panelists:
Rep. Ben R. Luján, Chair, CHC Green Economy and Renewable Energy Task Force
Marcus Castain, CEO, Infrastructure Academy
Dr. Omnia El-Hakim, Program Director for Diversity and Outreach, NSF Directorate for Engineering
Andy Solem, Vice President for New Business Strategy, Lockheed Martin

For more information on the 9:30 am - 10:45 am sessions on housing and law, please visit the 2010 Young Latino Leaders Summit Series Web pages.

Housing: Latinos, Livable Communities, and Viable Urban Neighborhoods

Voter Identification Laws: The Impact on Latinos

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