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NIH SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) Chapter Virtual Lunch: Hispanic Heritage Career Panel

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Networking Opportunities

Sep 17, 2020

This event is recommended for: Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

The NIH-SACNAS Chapter (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) would like to invite you to their weekly virtual lunch on Thursdays. 

Please join us this Thursday September 17th, 2020 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month where NIH-SACNAS Chapter will host a panel highlighting the significant contributions of Hispanic/Latinx scientist. We have the pleasure to be joined by Drs. Hugo Tejeda and Eric Johnson who will discuss their career trajectory, their research interests, and how their cultural upbringings influenced their lives and careers. We look forward to having an engaging discussion with our panelists and learning about different career paths in science.

Hugo-Tejeda, PhD is a Stadman Principal Investgator at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM) at NIH.

Valeria Martinez-Kaigi, PhD. Health psychologist at the Yale Stress Center and Department of Psychiatry and at Yale School of Medicine.

Eric Johnson, PhD is the Program Director of the Intramural Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (iCURE) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH. 

 Everyone is welcome! 

This will be online only. Registrants will receive meeting information prior to the event.

For any questions, please contact Dr. Natasha Lugo-Escobar at  

Who are we?: We are a professional SACNAS chapter that provides a supportive and welcoming environment for Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans trainees and staff at the NIH to get together, exchange ideas, network, share successes, and strategize about future goals. Our chapter holds monthly meetings focus on scientific communication, networking, outreach, and career development to provide our members with resources and tools to improve and advance their careers. We are part of the National SACNAS organization (Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science). We welcome everyone to be part of our events.  If you are interested in joining the chapter, please sign-up to our list-serv (NIH-SACNAS).