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Dr. Sonia Morales recipient of NHMA Hispanic Health Resident Leadership Award

By Romel Edmond - Posted on 13 June 2016

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Dr. Sonia Morales - PGY2, pictured middle

Dr. Sonia Morales - PGY2, is having a great year. Fresh off of being named a New Century Scholar by the Academic Pediatric Association, she has received the Hispanic Health Resident Leadership Award from the National Hispanic Medical Association.

The NHMA culls just 20 residents from a large list of applicants, choosing those with great leadership potential as evidenced in work experience and other community activities. Through the advocacy curriculum provided by Harbor Pediatrics as well as her own diligence, Sonia has exemplified great leadership and community service through advocacy.

Following the award banquet in Washington DC, Dr. Morales and her cohorts participated in a meeting to continue to discuss Federal policy and academic issues.

In the Leadership program, talented Hispanic physicians will receive support to enhance their leadership capability, increase understanding of current key national/state health policy issues, develop innovative perspectives on solutions to critical issues in current public services affecting Hispanic populations, and to develop and present a proposal for policy action to improve health care in the Hispanic community.

The purpose of the program is to promote the development of leadership potential among members of the National Hispanic Medical Association. The emphasis is on the knowledge and skills necessary to take a leadership role in Federal and state health policy development and/or academia and focus on issues of importance to the health of the Hispanic community. The sponsors are the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the New York Academy of Medicine and the Nati

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