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Ercilia R. Calcano, MPH selected as a USF Hispanic Advisory Committee Pathways Awardee

Ercilia Calcano awardErcilia R. Calcano, MPH was selected as the 2016 USF Hispanic Advisory Committee Pathways Staff/Administration Awardee for her contributions to the betterment of Latinos. She was presented the award at the USF Hispanic Heritage Celebration September 29 at the USF Marshall Center.

The Hispanic Pathways Award was created in 2004 to recognize USF faculty and staff for outstanding research and/or outreach that creates pathways to the betterment of the lives of Latinos. 

Ercilia is a Social and Behavioral Researcher in the Department of Child & Family Studies, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, as well as in the College of Public Health. Since February 2016 she has served as Assistant Director of the Intitute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse (ITRE).

She has represented USF in numerous community committees, such as the Latino Coalition, the Healthy Teens Network, and the School Health Advisory Council. Within USF, she is part of a workgroup to establish a Diversity Committee in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, and serves as volunteer for the “Status of Latinos (SOL)” committee.

Ercilia is well known among Hispanics in this community.  She was the recipient of the “Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc.’s 2016 Health Leadership Award.”



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