Cerritos College's 'Chicanos and Latinos for Community Medicine' to Host Dr. David Hayes-Bautista
Guest Speaker is Professor of Medicine at UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture
WHAT: Cerritos College's Chicanos and Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM) club will host Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, professor at UCLA's school of medicine and Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture (CESLAC), as guest speaker on Thursday, March 23. Hayes-Bautista will discuss the influence of Latinos in the United States and the shortage of Latinos in health professions.
Hayes-Bautista is internationally recognized for his research on the culture and health of Latinos, focusing on the dynamics and processes of the health status of that population. One important outcome of his growing body of work, and a significant contribution to the field of medicine, was his establishment of the CESLAC.
CESLAC houses Dr. Hayes-Bautista’s research and provides a significant resource for training medical students, health care providers and public health officials to manage the care of Latino patients effectively, efficiently and economically. Hayes-Bautista teaches a section of the doctoring course and another entitled "Health in the Latino Population" at UCLA. He is also the director of the UCLA/Drew Center of Excellence for Minority Medical Education, which is dedicated to increasing the number of minority physicians in clinical and academic careers.
In addition to those responsibilities, Dr. Hayes-Bautista serves on a number of university, national, regional, local and international bodies. He has an important voice in the national and statewide dialogue concerning the provision and access to health care. Dr. Hayes-Bautista is also the faculty advisor for the UCLA/Drew chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association, the pre-medical group Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM) and he is a senior advisor to the California Latino Medical Association.
WHEN: Thursday, March 23 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Cerritos College's Health Science Building, room 102
11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298
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COST: Session is free. On-campus parking for the event is $1.
CONTACT:Graciela Vasquez, CCM Advisor and Director of Project HOPE, (562) 860-2451 ext. 2788.
The Campus Connection Online, March 20, 2006