Esperanza College Hosts Third Annual Minorities in Health Sciences Symposium

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Philadelphia, PA –October 10, 2019 

Minorities in Health Science Symposium

Friday, October 18, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
4261 N 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19140
Free parking available in the Bristol Street lot

Philadelphia, PA – October 10, 2019. Esperanza College of Eastern University (ECEU) is excited to host the third annual Minorities in Health Sciences Symposium on Friday, October 18, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Esperanza located at 4261 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140.

ECEU’s symposium will bring together nearly 300 students from the Greater Philadelphia area, including Esperanza Academy and Esperanza Cyber students, for a day of hands-on science activities at Esperanza’s state of the art laboratories. Dynamic panel discussions with a diverse group of health professionals and graduate students will take place at the new Teatro Esperanza building.

Panel speakers include: Dr. Maribel Hernandez, Co-Director of the Women’s Heart Initiative at Main Line Hospital; Cathy Hatcher, Associate Professor of Physiology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Jesse Roman, CEO of the Korman Respiratory Institute at the Jefferson University Hospital; and Dr. Nilsa Graciani, Chief STEM Officer at Esperanza and Director of STEM at Esperanza College.

Dr. Graciani explains that “exposing students early to professionals that look like them inspires them to pursue their goals and continue their education. It also gives them motivation and realization that successful people may have gone through similar struggles faced by the students on a regular basis and were able to overcome them.”

The event is made possible thanks to our generous sponsors: Thomas Jefferson University, Independence Blue Cross, Penn Dental, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Einstein Healthcare Network, Econsult Solutions, PCOM, AETNA, Health Partners Plans, Penn Medicine, and Exude. Esperanza College is grateful to all of the individuals and partner organizations participating in the Minorities in Health Sciences Symposium this year.

For more information about Esperanza College Minorities in Health Sciences Symposium visit www.esperanza.us. For media coverage, please contact Joy Huertas at (215) 324-0746 ext. 480 or jhuertas@esperanza.us

Download official press release here: MHSS_PR

Esperanza is a national community-based social benefit organization founded in 1986 by Rev. Luis Cortés Jr., and the Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia & Vicinity with the biblical mandate to serve and advocate for “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40). Beginning with a local initiative, with programs targeted to address the unmet needs of North Philadelphia’s Hispanic community, Rev. Cortés is now sought by national and international leaders alike on issues of economic and workforce development, housing, immigration, and education. Under his leadership, Esperanza has grown from a small operation to a $40 million organization with more than 450 employees. Visit www.esperanza.us or follow us on social media @esperanza_us on Twitter and Instagram, EsperanzaUSA on Facebook and Esperanza US on YouTube.