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Hispanic Heritage Month 2022


National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each September 15 through October 15 and provides an opportunity to recognize contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latinx Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.

Baylor College of Medicine will mark Hispanic Heritage Month with a number of activities and highlight Hispanic trailblazers in medicine and science on our social media.


2022 Observation Events


The following events take place in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in 2022:

Sept. 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, LMSA is presenting a dinner and conversation event titled “Culture and Healthcare in the Hispanic Community” featuring Dr. Rey Romero, associate professor of Spanish linguistics at the University of Houston-Downtown.

Sept. 30, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Texas Children’s Hospital will offer Pediatric Grand Rounds (co-sponsored by the BCM Office of Community Engagement & Health Equity), featuring Keila N. Lopez, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Lopez will give a talk entitled, “Good Trouble: The Pursuit of Health Equity in Pediatric Subspecialty Care.”

Oct. 3, noon to 1:30 p.m. Author and activist Javier Zamora will read from his acclaimed new memoir “Solito,” which chronicles his solo migration journey as a child from El Salvador to the United States, Monday, Oct. 3, noon – 1:30 p.m. in room M112 at main Baylor and also by Zoom. His talk, "The Journey: What a Young Child’s Unaccompanied Voyage to America Tells Us About Our Patients," will be followed by a discussion about the health of undocumented people with Dr. Ricardo Nuila, associate professor at Baylor who leads the Humanities Expression and Arts Lab (HEAL), a new program in the School of Medicine that is presenting the event. The first 12 attendees will receive a free signed copy of “Solito.”

Oct. 6, Noon - 1 p.m. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Office of Community Engagement & Health Equity will host Jane Delgado, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance for Hispanic Health. Dr. Delgado will be giving a talk entitled, "Beyond DEI — Best Health for All." Read Dr. Delgado's recent publication from The New England Journal of Medicine.

Oct. 13, Noon – 1 p.m. The Office of Community Engagement & Health Equity will host guest speaker John Paul Sánchez, M.D., MPH, from the LMSA Faculty Physician Advisory Council to discuss "Why Academia Needs LHS+ Identified Faculty and Leaders" and review the challenges to LHS+ inclusion, describe the LHS+ community in academic medicine and summarize the benefits of LHS+ inclusion in the medical and academic workforce. View presentation video.

Oct. 10, Noon - 1 p.m. The Office of Community Engagement & Health Equity will host the Second Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Poetry Reading featuring Hispanic and Latinx prose and poetry read by Baylor faculty, staff, trainees and students. If you'd like to read your poetry or the work of other poets, please contact Dr. Kimberly Lopez, KL2@bcm.edu.


American Board of Pediatrics Hispanic Leader Highlight


Hispanic leaders have shaped the profession of pediatrics and have made significant contributions to our country’s healthcare system and the American Board of Pediatrics One of our faculty leaders, Dr. Ricardo Quiñonez, was asked to share a little about his life, his inspirations, and his thoughts on how the pediatric community can better support Hispanic patients and families. Read the full interview on the ABP Hispanic Heritage Month Blog.