Hispanocare and
Michael Reese Research & Education Foundation Sponsored Scholarship Recipients

Awarded 2009

  • Wendy Morales, MD
  • Completed the MGH Surgical Residency Program in June 2015. Moved to California in October 2015. Dr. Morales is an attending physician/surgeon at Kaiser Permanente in Fresno California.
  • Jason Alvarado, MD
  • Currently a 1st year resident in Family Medicine at Harbor Medical Center at UCLA in California.
  • Fátima Guzmán-Gawel, MD
  • Currently a 4th year resident in OB/GYNE at the University of Illinois Hospital.
  • Peter Ureste, MD
  • Dr. Ureste is a Psychiatry Fellow at UCSF, University of California Medical Center in San Francisco, California.
  • Ricardo Salgado, MD
  • Dr. Salgado is a 1st yr Family Medicine resident with Presence Healthcare at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, IL. Dr. Salgado will graduate from residency May, 2019.

Awarded 2011

  • Viviana Fajardo, MD
  • Dr. Fajardo is a 2nd yr Pediatrics Fellow at UCLA Health Center.
  • Maria Angulo, MD
  • Dr. Angulo is an attending Pediatrician at UIC Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Tiana Carrillo-Calderon, MD
  • Currently a 2nd year resident in Family Medicine with the Ravenswood Family Practice Center and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Awarded 2012

  • Fátima Guzmán-Gawel, MD
  • Currently a 4th year resident in OBGYNE at the University of Illinois Hospital.
  • Arianne Cordon, MD
  • Dr. Cordon was awarded the 2015 National Medical Fellowship Award for the Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP). She is working for Community Health Connections in Fitchburg, MA as a 2nd yr. family medicine resident.
  • Tiana Carrillo-Calderon, MD
  • Currently a 2nd year resident in Family Medicine with the Ravenswood Family Practice Center and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Awarded 2013

  • Arianne Cordon, MD
  • Dr. Cordon was awarded the 2015 National Medical Fellowship Award for the Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP). She is working for Community Health Connections in Fitchburg, MA as a 2nd yr. family medicine resident.
  • Aaron Case
  • Dr. Case graduated in May 2016 and is at UIC Chicago College of Medicine Internal/Emergency Medicine 1st year resident.
  • Luis Rivera, MD
  • Currently a 3rd year resident in Family Medicine at McGaw Northwestern Hospital.

Awarded 2014

  • Alexandra Roybal
  • Dr. Roybal graduated in May 2016 and is currently in an Internal Medicine Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin as a 1st year Resident.
  • Craig Forsthoefel
  • Currently a 4th year medical student at UIC College of Medicine at Rockford. He will graduate in May 2017. His goal is to become an Orthopedist.
  • Patricia Rivera
  • Ms. Rivera is a 4th year medical student and will graduate in May 2017. Ms. Rivera Matched for an OB/GYN Residency at Aurora Health Center/Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI.

Awarded 2015

  • Angelica Alonso
  • Ms. Alonso will completed her Master’s in Public Health in a concentration of Epidemiology in August 2016. She will graduate from the college of medicine in May 2018.
  • Franklyn Rocha-Cabrero
  • Currently a 3rd year medical student at UIC College of Medicine at Rockford He will graduate in May 2018.His goal is to become an Internal Medicine/Neurology physician.
  • Laura Villacincenio
  • Dr. Villacincencio graduated in May 2016 and is 1st yr. resident in Psychiatry at the University of Illinois.

Awarded 2016

  • Karla Garcia-Huerta
  • Ms. Garcia will graduate on June 1, 2017 and will pursue a residency in Psychiatry.
  • Santiago Tovar
  • Mr. Tovar is a 4th year medical student and will graduate in May 7, 2017. His goal is to become an Emergency Medicine physician.
  • Tegan Gomez
  • Ms. Gomez is a 2nd year medical student at UIC College of Medicine. Her interests align with health disparities, women’s health, nutrition, cancer prevention and early detection.