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Advocates for Latino Healthcare

Founders of Geisel School of Medicine's Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), Adrianna Stanley ('18) and Freddy Vazquez ('18), were elected co-directors of the association's Northeast Region during the 43rd Annual Regional Conference held earlier this year.

Humbled and thrilled by the opportunity to be serving on the northeast board as co-directors elect, Stanley says she and Vazquez are looking forward to continuing Dartmouth's status as a leading force within the LMSA community for the next two years and beyond.

Hosted by Geisel at the new Williamson Translational Research Building, the conference drew nearly 300 alumni and student attendees interested in Hispanic healthcare and was a first on three fronts: the first conference of this magnitude addressing Hispanic health at Dartmouth, the first held in a rural setting, and the first featuring migrant health.

I think this is sending a very clear message to everyone about how inclusive Dartmouth is.

Also of note, Geisel's LMSA chapter received a 2016 Regional Chapter of the Year Award for their work in and commitment to the Latino population. Stanley and Vazquez established Geisel's chapter a little more than a year ago to shed light on the medical school's support of the growing Latino community.

"I think this is sending a very clear message to everyone about how inclusive Dartmouth is," Vazquez says. "And about the opportunities there are for minority Latino students and faculty."

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