Honors and Awards

Community Awards and Honors

  • Endocrine Society Leadership Award Council Member (04/2007)
  • Loma Linda University Diversity Leadership Award (09/2006)
  • Endocrine Society Leadership Award - MAC Chair (10/2004)
  • HALL Leadership Award for contribution to the Hispanic Endowment (02/2003)
  • Outstanding Leadership of Minority Students, Loma Linda University ALAS Club (08/1999)
  • Outstanding Young Women of America (01/1997)
  • Seventh-Day Adventist Woman Hispanic Award (08/1995)
  • American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) Pfizer Award  Outstanding Poster Award and Plaque (12/1994)

Professional Awards and Honors

  • NSF Assistantship, University of Puerto Rico    (07/1978)
  • UCD Non Resident Tuition Fellowship University of California, Davis (07/1981)
  • NIH MARC Faculty Fellowship,National Institute of Health (07/1982 - 06/1986)
  • Research Fellowship - OCEGI (07/1977 - 06/1990)
  • Endocrine Society Travel Award (07/1989)
  • ASCB Travel Award Pfizer Award (07/1994 - 06/1994)
  • AACR Travel Award (07/1997)
  • Elected Endocrine Society Council Member (07/2004 - 06/2007)

University Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Leadership of Minority Student and the Principle of Diversity Award.  Loma Linda University ALAS Club (09/1995)
  • Jastro Shields Research Fellowship, University of California, Davis (07/1992)
  • Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Standford University (07/1989 - 06/1990)
  • American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University (07/1989)
  • Bernard Cohen Dean''''s Postdoctoral Fellowship, Standford University (07/1987 - 06/1988)
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of California, Davis (07/1986 - 06/1987)
  • UCD Distinguished Scholarship Award, University of California, Davis   (07/1986)