UCI Latinx Resource Center

Paying it forward through preventive care


Dania Maldonado was attending high school in Whittier when her father was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. She began to wonder how and why the disease came to afflict her loved one, and her interest in medicine slowly unfurled from there. Fast-forward to the present: Maldonado is now preparing to be a physician in the UCI School of Medicine’s Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community.


The writer of the ^^^^^^story is Lilibeth Garcia from our office in Strategic Communications and Public Affairs and a recent graduate of UCI!   Here is a School of Humanities Facebook post from last year:  https://www.facebook.com/uci.humanities/photos/anteateroftheweek-lilibeth-garcia-a-fourth-year-literary-journalism-major-keeps-/2998301676862643/



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