HCC Puerto Rico was initiated in 2019 as a partnership between the Ponce Health Sciences University, School of Medicine and Jardines de Ponce High School under the guidance of principal, Ms. Virgen De Jesús; and teacher, Prof. Julio Commander.
The HCC faculty sponsors are Dr. Olga Rodríguez de Arzola, Dean of the School of Medicine at Ponce Health Sciences University and Wallesca Rodríguez Millán Community, Liaison & Diversity Officer at Ponce Health Sciences University.
Olga Rodriguez de Arzola, MD
Dean of the School of Medicine at Ponce Health Sciences University
Wallesca Rodríguez Millán
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Ponce Health Sciences University
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Congratulations to Dr. Olga Rodríguez de Arzola, Dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Waleska Pietri, and Ms. Wallesca Rodríguez Millán, who were recipients of the Health Career Collaborative Program Initiation Grant in 2019 sponsored by the Aetna Foundation with the support of Operation Giving Back, American College of Surgeons.
We are very grateful for the support of Dr. Rafael Rodriguez-Mercado, Secretary of Health, Puerto Rico and Dr. Jodie Roure, Associate Professor John Jay College of Criminal Justice, without whose support, this endeavor would not be possible.