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mission and board


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mission statement

LANAMA was founded in 1985 to provide a more welcoming environment for our Native and Latino/a medical students at the University of Michigan Medical School. Beyond nurturing an atmosphere of la familia, we are committed to increasing the enrollment and success of Latino/a and Native medical students through our outreach and other service efforts. Our commitments to recruitment and community service are driven by the pressing need to address the alarming health disparities of our Latino and Native communities.


board members

Hema Datwani

Vice President:
Lety Flores

Sara de la Rosa

Germanuel Landfair


Admissions Representative:
Ashley Dunfee

Community Service Chairs:

Daniel Peck

Lauren Dennisuk

Faculty Advisor:
Lourdes Velez, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School