Jose Manuel de la Rosa, vice president for health affairs for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso and founding dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, was honored at the recent 17th annual Conference of the National Hispanic Medical Association in Washington, D.C.
De la Rosa was given the Hispanic Physician of the Year Award.
The honor is presented annually to an outstanding physician who has played a significant leadership role in affecting the health of Hispanics and the underserved.
Others who received awards were Dr. Gail Christopher and Luz Benitez-Delgado of the Kellogg Foundation, Daniel Suvor of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Chet Burrell of Care First BlueCross BlueShield, former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Dr. Carlos Sanchez and Dr. Ana Maria Lopez.
The nonprofit association represents the interests of more than 40,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. This year's conference was called "Strategies to Build Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Curriculum and Research to Improve the Health of Hispanics."
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