Hortensia Amaro

Urban health institute shares in four research awards

Hortensia Amaro, director of Northeastern University’s Institute on Urban Health Research (IUHR), in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), received federal grants totaling $6.8 million. The awards will fund projects to develop and evaluate novel approaches to substance abuse treatment programs for men and women, and evaluate new mental health services for children from birth to eight years old in Massachusetts.

Dolores Acevedo

Crusading for health equality

Growing up in Mexico City and, later, studying at Princeton University, Dolores Acevedo-Garcia was keenly aware that people don’t always get an equal chance at life’s opportunities.