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Fellowship allows UofL Pediatrician to pursue dream of better Hispanic health care

Dr. M. Fernanda Nota with patient
Dr. Fernanda Nota


The use of home remedies like chamomile and star anise teas is common in many Hispanic cultures but it can cause life-threatening complications for a young infant. A pediatrician who isn’t savvy to Hispanic traditions would never think to ask whether a parent were dosing a crying baby with tea and the parent might not mention such a routine practice.

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Encouraging Interest in Health Science Career: A Model for Hispanic Undergraduates

(Alex marti, Rafael Fernandez-Botran, Ph.D., Gilandra K. Russell, M.S., M. Fernanda Nota, M.D.)

Conclusions: The change of interest in science after the intervention was not statistically significant. However the survey helped us to assess which factors our Hispanic undergraduate students see as barriers to obtaining higher education degree, as well as, determine their interest in other career areas other than science. Our findings have clear implications for the design of intervention programs to promote science careers. We strongly believe our multidisciplinary career day workshop should be used as a model to encourage Hispanic youth interest in higher science education careers. The lack of statistical significance could be due to our small sample. We are planning to offer this workshop to other Hispanic youth groups in Metro Louisville area in the future.

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