el faro

Volume 5, Issue 1May 2012

El Faro Staff

Felisa Gonzalez, Ph.D., Co-Editor
Meghan (Garvey) Lally, M.A., Co-Editor
Nicole (Nicky) M. Cano, MPH, Newsletter Coordinator

This Month's Contributors

Judith Arroyo, PhD

Felipe González Castro, PhD

F. Javier Cevallos, PhD

Catherine Denkler

Colleen Farrelly

Ana Hoffenberg, MD, MSPH

Juan Rodriguez

Melissa Torres, MSW

Oscar Torres

Arturo Zavala, PhD

National Steering Committee

Patricia Molina, M.D., Ph.D., NHSN Chair

Hilda Pantin, Ph.D., NHSN Executive Director

Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D.

Margarita Alegría, Ph.D.

James Anthony, Ph.D.

C. Hendricks Brown, Ph.D.

Richard De La Garza, II, Ph.D.

Diana Martínez, M.D.

Maria Elena Medina-Mora, Ph.D.

Guillermo Prado, Ph.D.

José Szapocznik, Ph.D.

Yonette Thomas, Ph.D.

Avelardo Valdez, Ph.D.

Volume 5, Issue 1

Note from the Editor, by Oscar Torres



I am proud and honored to present to you the next edition of El Faro: La Voz de la Red. This issue allows our members to express their perspectives and thoughts regarding the path to success in academia.  Moreover, our contributing members share some of their inherited wisdom to motivate and inspire our early career members.

In this issue, Dr. Judith Arroyo, a federal liaison of the network, discusses her career trajectory which has ultimately led her to working for the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Arroyo also describes her passion for providing outreach to new investigators by aiding them in navigating through the National Institutes of Health structure and varying funding mechanisms. Dr. Felipe Gonzalez Castro also contributes to this issue in the Career Diva section by describing his particular path toward academic success. He also provides valuable insight for NHSN’s younger generation of researchers.  Our featured article in this issue is written by Dr. Arturo Zavala who describes his ongoing basic research regarding the impairments of high fat diet during adulthood in rats. Dr. Zavala also highlights his recent pilot award from the National Hispanic Science Network and details how this support has helped enhance his research studies.

I would like to thank all of our members for their contributory articles and the resources utilized to make this issue of El Faro a very special one. I also extend a warm welcome to all of our new NHSN members and encourage members to contact me should they wish to share some of their own wisdom, ideas and research in addressing Hispanic health disparities in our newsletter. Lastly, I would like to give a very special thanks to Nicole Cano, who has helped worked diligently to bring forth this issue of El Faro.

Oscar Torres

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