January 2020 Spotlight

PROTECT Researcher Dr. Carmen Vélez Vega Wins Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award

Dr. Carmen Vélez Vega, Leader of the PROTECT Community Engagement Core, is the 2019 recipient of the Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award, presented by the American Public Health Association (APHA). The award, which honors pediatrician and prior APHA president Helen Rodriguez-Trias, is presented annually to individuals with a strong track record of working for social justice for underserved and disadvantaged populations. The award specifically recognizes people who have engaged in leadership, advocacy, and mentoring in the area of public health and the elimination of health disparities.

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