Alicia Fernández receives grant to establish UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence

Dr. Alicia Fernández, Director, Latinx Center of Excellence. 

The UCSF School of Medicine (SOM) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently awarded Dr. Alicia Fernández a four-year grant to create a UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE). The UCSF LCOE is jointly funded through HRSA and UCSF and will be housed within the UCSF SOM, with close affiliation with the Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP) at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG).

Dr. Fernández is the Director of the CVP Program in Latinx and Immigrant Health, a Professor of Medicine at UCSF, and a general internist at ZSFG, where she practices primary care medicine and attends on the medical wards. She directs UCSF PROF-PATH, an academic career and research training program for underrepresented minority (URM) students and students focused on health disparities research; is co-PI of RISE, a national training program in implementation science for URM faculty; and co-Investigator of SF BUILD, a joint capacity building program between UCSF and San Francisco State University.  Read more ...