Bloomberg American Health Initiative

Are you a future leader in public health? Bloomberg Master of Public Health Fellows Program The Bloomberg Fellows Program is a groundbreaking initiative to provide world-class public health training to individuals engaged with organizations tackling critical challenges facing the United States. When fully implemented, each year, 50 fellows will receive full-tuition scholarships to attain the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School’s Master of Public Health (MPH), the most well-known and respected public health degree in the world. Following graduation, Bloomberg Fellows will work for at least one year for such organizations, putting their new skills to use. These individuals and organizations will then join a … Continue reading

Monica Guerrero Vazquez, Centro SOL – awarded Bloomberg American Health Initiative

Media contacts: Dori Henry Bloomberg American Health Initiative (410) 614-2564; Dhenry21@jhu.edu Stephanie Desmon (410) 955-7619; sdesmon1@jhu.edu BLOOMBERG FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED TO EIGHT STUDENTS FROM ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY The Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health today announced its inaugural class of fellows. These eight students will receive full scholarships to earn a master of public health degree from the Bloomberg School and have committed to returning to their communities to apply their new knowledge and skills to address some of the nation’s toughest public health challenges. The Bloomberg Fellows program represents an innovative way … Continue reading

Meet our team – Kitty Quintanilla is going to med school!!

Our research coordinator, Kitty Quintanilla, has been accepted into medical school. She has been one of the Centro SOL research coordinators since 2016. Kitty will start school in summer 2017! Join us to congratulate Kitty on her way to her new adventure! Felicidades Kitty! 1. Tell me your full name Kassandra Pamela Quintanilla 2. Something about your family (where they are from) that you want to share My family is from El Salvador and they came here to escape the Salvadoran Civil War in the 1980s. Neither of them have much education, but they worked very very hard to take care … Continue reading

Latino Health Conference 2017

Latino Health Conference 2017 The Values of Latino Health Research during Changing Times **El Valor de la Investigación en Salud Latina durante Tiempos de Cambio** May 11, 2017 William H Welch Medical Library 2nd floor, 1900 E Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21205 Please note that registration is required. To reserve your seat click here or the image below. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and materials for the conference. Proceeds go to sponsor a high school student in the Centro SOL Summer Scholars Program Centro SOL and the Urban Health Institute cordially invite you to the 2017 Latino Health Conference. This year’s theme is … Continue reading

New team member – Luke Silverman-Lloyd

Este otoño se acaba de unir al equipo Luke, original de Los Angeles, comprometido en trabajar y apoyar a la comunidad Latina en Baltimore y aspirante a convertirse en médico. This fall we have a new member at Centro SOL, Luke, from Los Angeles, committed to work and support the Latino community in Baltimore, and future doctor. Hi – my name is Luke Silverman-Lloyd and I am very excited to join the wonderful team here at Centro SOL! I am from Los Angeles originally but went to school at Washington University in St. Louis, where I graduated this past May … Continue reading

New team member – Kassandra Quintanilla

Este verano se unió al equipo de Centro SOL, Kassandra Quintanilla, esta joven Latina original de Maryland se graduó en Biología en la Universidad de Johns Hopkins y ahora está preparando su acceso a la escuela de medicina. This past summer, we received a new team member, Kassandra Quintanilla, this young Latina original from Maryland, graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, and now she is preparing her path to medicine. Hi! My name is Kassandra Quintanilla, but I like to be called Kitty. I’m 22 years old, and my family is Salvadoran.  I’m here … Continue reading

Latino Health Conference 2016

Latino Youth: A Glimpse Into Baltimore’s Future Welcome to the Latino Health Conference 2016 homepage You will need to register to attend this conference. To register please click (registration closed) If you need reduced fee please contact us by April 25, before purchasing your tickets, providing a description for your request. Funding is limited and we cannot guarantee that all who apply will receive this grant. Thursday May 12, 2016, 8am-4pm Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224 Media Release/Nota de Prensa (español debajo) Latino Youth: A Glimpse into Baltimore’s Future: a conference sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Centro SOL and the Urban … Continue reading

Centro SOL Seminar – learn how to engage patients in research, a focus on Latinos

Centro SOL presents In collaboration with the Latino Public Health Network Seminar “Engaging Limited English Proficiency Patients in Research: A Focus on Latino Immigrants” Featuring Dr. Lisa Ross DeCamp, MD, MSPH Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, Centro SOL and the Center for Child and Community Health Research. Registration form When: February 8th 12-1:15pm Where: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health W4030 615 N. Wolfe St. Baltimore, MD 21205 Goal: Dr. DeCamp will address the inclusion of limited English proficiency participants in research studies, from design to recruitment to implementation Audience: This seminar is intended for graduate students, and faculty from all Johns Hopkins … Continue reading

Latino Family Advisory Board (Consejo de Familias Latinas)

The Latino Family Advisory Board (LFAB) has been very active since its creation four years ago. The board follows a unique model, not only working on research, but also strengthening community-building, and promoting cultural competency among Johns Hopkins staff. Two manuscripts have been released at the end of 2015, highlighting this program, the model, and the outcomes. We invite you to check them out: First one titled Engagement of Limited English Proficient Latino Families: Lessons Learned from Advisory Board Development published in the Prog Community Health Partnership Journal. Second article Voice and a Vote: The Advisory Board Experiences of Spanish-Speaking Latina Mothers published in the … Continue reading

10th Annual Bayview Research Symposium

Our colleague Doris Valenzuela-Araujo, Research Assistant of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Bayview, and Centro SOL, received one of the awards to the best poster for “Salud al Día” project. This is a recognition to the contributions made by our Latino Family Advisory Board. Gracias a todos los miembros del consejo por su apoyo y participación continuos. And thank you to our colleague researcher Alizay Jalisi, undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University for her collaboration and hard work to support and improve our “Testimonios” program. These two young researchers are an inspiration for the future of medicine. Join us to send them best … Continue reading