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NHMA is looking for Spanish-speaking, culturally competent physicians to participate in the NHMA & DPR Construction Vaccine Confidence Campaign. Selected physicians will visit DPR sites to answer workers' questions on COVID-19 and vaccinations and receive a $2,000 stipend for their time. We encourage NHMA chapters and members to participate in this great opportunity!
Our Hispanic Leadership Development Fellowship Program is offering graduate students and recent graduates a paid one-year leadership fellowship to accelerate HHS and federal careers. Ten fellows will be chosen to work on-site at the HHS office in Washington, D.C. with at least two rotations at different agencies within HHS. The program entails lectures on leadership, public health, health equity, and more.
The NHMA 25th Annual Conference: Addressing Social Determinants and Well-Being will be here before you know it on March 24 – 27, 2022! Listen to NHMA President and CEO Dr. Elena Rios discuss our March conference and register to reserve your seat at the table. RSVP early for $50 off ticket registration using code: EARLY2022.

Reminder: Poster Presentation Abstracts Due Feb. 6, 2022
Applications Due Next Week (Jan. 21, 2022): Awards available for senior residents, fellows, post-doctoral scientists, or early stage investigators to participate in the NIDDK Academic Career Development Workshop through the NIH/NHMA Academic Career Fellow Travel Awards. Program Highlights: Diversity in Research and Academia, NIH Funding Mechanisms and Opportunities, NIH Grant Application: General Overview.
COVID-19 Virtual Briefing Session 14: Veterans & Telehealth in collaboration with AMA with free CME for members | January 26, 2022 at 7 p.m. ET
Dermatology residents and physician associate students are invited to apply for the NHHF / Lubriderm Skin Scholarship! Ten $15,000 scholarships to be awarded.
Now Hiring: NHMA Director of Programs, NHHF Program Manager. For additional details, please contact us at
Our Programs and Campaigns
REMINDER: Applications for the NHMA 2022 Leadership Fellowship program are due Jan. 31! Apply today and join fellow service-minded physicians (who are at least 5 years out of training) dedicated to improving Hispanic health. Fellows will participate in (virtual) weekly executive leadership training sessions from May - July and a week-long in person trip to Washington, D.C. mid-September (travel and lodging expenses covered).
The All of Us Research Program is committed to a healthier future for all. Our mission is simple. We want to speed up health research breakthroughs. To do this, we're asking one million or more people to share health information. In the future, researchers can use this to conduct thousands of studies. Learn more at
Influenza Campaign
NHMA is continuing to expand the health communications campaign supported by Sanofi to improve influenza vaccination rates for adult Hispanics and encourage the administration of the influenza vaccines.
From our Partners
Join us for a special screening of FAUCI (2021), the National Geographic Documentary Films’ revealing portrait of one of our most dedicated public servants.
Vaccinated, Boosted and Still Caught COVID? Here’s What to Do (AARP)
Once-rare breakthrough infections are becoming more common in the Omicron era 
Check out some of our DC Chapter's medical students' answers to common HIV questions on our Instagram highlights!
United, Let's talk about... Living through the Pandemic the intersection of asthma and COVID-19 | 2/2/22 at 4:30 p.m. ET
Get 25% off your registration for GreenLatinos 2021-22 Winter National Summit with code NHMA25OFF!
The IDSA G.E.R.M. Program is recruiting medical students with interest in infectious diseases and HIV to apply for the program.
Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is an award-winning health system based in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north communities. We are currently recruiting for the departments of Psychiatry, the Neurodevelopmental Unit, Child/Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry, Psychology, the Sleep Lab, Orthopaedics, and Primary Care.
NHMA President's Corner
Legislative Update

Dear Colleagues,

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the vaccine or testing mandate from the Biden Administration couldn’t go into effect but permitted a vaccine requirement for health care workers whose facilities receive Medicare or Medicaid funds. NHMA is very disappointed in this decision. We joined former OSHA officials, medical professionals, and public health experts who agree: OSHA Can and Must Protect Workers from COVID-19. OSHA’s vaccine or test standard is an essential component of America’s strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic by requiring more than 84 million private-sector workers to become fully vaccinated or submit to weekly testing.
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January Spotlights
This month's NHMA Trailblazer is Dr. Jonathan Villena-Vargas, MD of Weill Cornell Medicine-New York Presbyterian. Dr. Villena-Vargas is NHMA's Young Physician of the Year of 2021 and will also be leading the 2022 Council of Surgery. Thank you for your commitment to NHMA!
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