Dr. John Graneto, dean of the California Health Sciences University – College of Osteopathic Medicine in Clovis, was one of four honorees presented the Hispanic Health Leadership Award at the 2021 Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Gala recently in Los Angeles.
The Hispanic Health Leadership Award is presented to outstanding individuals who have served in significant leadership roles and have helped improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved populations.
“It is an honor to receive this award that recognizes the historic endeavor of establishing an osteopathic medical school and health sciences university in the Central Valley,” Dr. Graneto said.
“Here in the richest state, our region has some of the poorest outcomes, especially for our Hispanic/Latinx community. We are making strides towards reversing that trend and expanding access to health care and health equality for everyone in our community, especially the rural and underserved populations.”
Dr. Graneto was recognized for his leadership and role in establishing the Valley’s new medical school and helping alleviate talented local students leaving the area to pursue medical education. The medical school has held numerous preparatory programs to help guide community college students and other Pre-Med students to apply to medical school.
He and his academic leadership team have embedded cultural competencies and nutrition modules designed to help the diverse Central Valley population in the first two years of the curriculum. A medical Spanish class is also required for all graduates.
See the CHSU press release.
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