LatinTrends recently honored Assistant Professor of Medicine Dr. Luz Amarilis Lugo, with a Latino Trendsetter Award at the ceremony in New York City’s Chelsea District. The distinguished award honors accomplished influencers and leaders who make a positive impact on the Latino community.

  Among the honorees recognized at the 11th Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards Ceremony were renowned and acclaimed individuals such as Dr. Rosa M. Gil, President/CE of Comunilife, and The Hon. Nelson Diaz, the first Hispanic Judge in the state of Pennsylvania. In previous years, award recipients have included Javier Farfan, Director of Cultural Branding for Pepsi-Cola, and Monique Manso, Publisher of People En Español.

 Dr. Lugo is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist for The Mount Sinai Hospital HIV Clinic in Chelsea, NYC.  In her role, she works tirelessly to treat and spread the word about HIV/AIDS prevention among Latinos, a community that continues to be plagued by this disease.  Among other awards and accolades, Dr. Lugo was recognized as one of “2011 Mujeres Destacadas” (Women of Distinction), a recognition given annually by El Diario La Prensa, the leading Spanish language newspaper in New York, for her work with the community.  Additionally, Dr. Lugo gives back to the community as an integral part of several committees with dedicated volunteerism efforts such as AID for AIDS, a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Lugo also serves on the Board of Directors of the Latino Commission on AIDS, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community.

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