Tulane SPHTM’s Dr. Maureen Lichtveld Takes Top Spot at Hispanic Organization
Dr. Maureen Lichtveld
Photo: Rick Olivier
Dr. Maureen Lichtveld, Freeport McMoRan Professor of Environmental Policy at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has been elected as executive committee president for the Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS).
HSHPS is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of Hispanics through academic development, research initiatives, and professional training. Member institutions include more than 30 schools of dentistry, medicine, public health, pharmacy, and nursing.
“It is truly a privilege to lead one of the most important professional organizations in our country,” says Dr. Lichtveld. “As the first president representing a school of public health, I realize that the mission of advancing Hispanic health, specifically by creating opportunities to grow emerging health leaders, not only expands our workforce but will uniquely enable us to proactively protect the health our country’s increasingly diverse population.”
Dr. Lichtveld is a native of Suriname, a small Dutch colony in South America. She first began working with HSHPS in the ‘90s while working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Learn more at http://www.hshps.org/news/e-newsletter/faculty-spotlight.
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May 5, 2014