March 29, 2017

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UMass Medical School establishes chapter of national organization to advance Latinos/minorities in science

Today [March 29] UMass Medical School will officially launch its new student-led chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. SACNAS is an inclusive organization and all members of the UMMS community are invited to become involved.

“You don’t need to be Hispanic or Native American to join us,” said Teresita Padilla-Benavides, Ph.D., faculty co-advisor and advocate for SACNAS at UMMS. “Our student chapter is also open to faculty and postdocs and all are welcome.”

Padilla-Benavides, instructor in biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, spearheaded formation of the UMMS chapter with the students. Jaime Rivera Perez, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics, will serve as faculty co-advisor.

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