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SUNY Downstate Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration for those of Hispanic heritage who are American citizens who originate from Spain, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

This celebration lasts from September 15th to October 15. This is unique compared to most celebrations due to it starting in the middle of the month rather than the beginning of the month. This is due to the fact that the 15th is the independence day for five Latin American countries such as: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

This celebration is to honor those Hispanics who have had a positive influence and impact on the United States.

SUNY Downstate is using this time to honor our local hero Dr. Christina Guillen who serves as the Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program here at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and is the Co-Chair of the GME Wellness Committee. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University College of Medicine and completed her residency and subsequently her chief residency in Pediatrics at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.

To learn more about her and how she makes a positive impact in our community, please visit DownstateTV here to see her story.

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