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Wednesday, June 3

Invisible in the Time of COVID-19
What We All Can Do To Help the Latino Community
3:00 pm
Dr. Diego Chaves-Gnecco
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Join us for a presentation by Dr. Diego Chaves-Gnecco (Salud Para Niños Program Director & Founder and Associate Professor at the School of Medicine) focused on the effect(s) Covid-19 will have on the Latino community and what we can do to help

Presentation Objectives:

1. Review demographic characteristics of Latinos in the U.S. and in Pennsylvania
2. Review epidemiologic characteristics of COVID19 in Latinos
3. Learn why Latinos are especially vulnerable to COVID19
4. Learn what academia and community members can do to support/help the Latino community
a. Advocacy
b. Community resources

Diego Chaves-Gnecco MD, MPH is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, associate faculty at the Center for Latin American Studies and Director and Founder of the program SALUD PARA NIÑOS. Dr. Diego obtained his title as a Medical Doctor from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá Colombia. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, Clínicas Infantiles Cafam and Colsubsidio being Chief Resident during his last year. In 1998, Dr. Diego came to Pittsburgh as a Visiting Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine Center for Clinical Pharmacology where he worked until 2002. He obtained a Master degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), in 2000. In 2002, he started his residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and joined its Community Oriented Residency Education (CORE) program, an area of concentration in the pediatric training program that aims to train leaders in community health and child advocacy. As part of his CORE training, in the summer of 2002 Dr. Diego created the First Pediatric Bilingual-Bicultural Clinic in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Since its creation, this clinic has expanded to the program Salud Para Niños (Health for the Children). Dr. Diego completed his fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics in 2008 at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Diego has been honored with several recognitions for his work and to his services to the community.