Dr. Aida Luz Giachello – National Hispanic American Heritage Month 2015 – 9/15 to 10/2015
Dr. Aida Luz Giachello – Time Aida Luz Giachello, PhD, founded theMidwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center, where she conducts health disparities research with a cross-cultural focus.
Latinos are three times as likely as non-Hispanic whites to suffer from potentially life-threatening diabetes. They are far more likely to be plagued by asthma and hypertension too.
While politicians may pay lip service to the injustice and dangers of such disparities, Dr. Giachello has rolled up her sleeves to take these scourges head on. She founded the Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago 12 years ago.
The center has since become a national model for engaging community leaders, rather than outside “experts,” in collecting data, assessing medical needs and developing plans for combatting health problems that disproportionately affect Latinos.
“There are cultural elements to providing care that even top non-Hispanic students don’t understand,” she says. “A lot of what we do comes down to building trust,” says Giachello, who grew up in Puerto Rico. “We have a lot of work to do.”
She was named one of the top twenty-five most influential Hispanics/Latinos in America by TIME Magazine, one of 100 most influential Latinos by the National Hispanic Magazine and by People En Español.
She was also acknowledged in Congress by Hon. U.S. Senator Durbin and in Illinois by Secretary of State, Hon. Jesse White, during the Hispanic Heritage Month and in 2007 by the US Congressional Hispanic Caucus .
Dr. Giachello’s life and work was also featured in the 2009 book titled: Social Workers Changing the World.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.