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Hello! My name is Monica Fraga. I have selected this smart, accomplished and motivated medcince women to highlight as a great role
model for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Please read about Antonia Novello below and don’t forget to take the quiz at the end!

Antonia Novello

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Basic Information:

As you look at this picture, you may think she came from a wealthy family who provided her with everything she needed in life to become successful.But as people say "it’s not where you came from, but it's where your going". Antonia Novello a bright young girl born in Farjardo, Puerto Rico on August 23,1944 is a grown proficient women. Unfortunately, Antonia was born with an illness called Congential Megacolon also known as Hirschsprung’s disease. This disorder caused the inability of the nerves in the smooth muscle of the colon to move which made her believe she had to go to the restroom frequently. Thankfully, this 66 year-old women is still sharing her kindness as the vice president of Women and Children Health and Policy Affairs at Disney Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida.

Personal Life:

When Antonia Novello was 8 years-old, her father died. At the age of 18 years Antonia Novello went into surgery to fix her problems. But unfortunately the procedure gave her complications for the next two years. At the age of 20, Novello came to the United States for treatment at the Mayo clinic, where she received an operation that determined the last of her complications.Novello married a US Navy psychiatrist and flight surgeon named Joseph R. Novello. She was the sister-in-law of Saturday Night Live alumnus Don Novello creator of the character persona Father Guido Sarducci. Novello was given many awards including the Legion of Merit Medalby the United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. In 2006, she was a finalist for the Hispanic Business magazine Woman of the Year Award and was featured in the April 2006 issue. Not much information is available about Antonia Novello’s personal life due to her decision to keep her life private.

Education:

Antonia Novello graduated high school at the age of 15. Why so early you may ask.? Novello’s mother was a high school teacher in math and science then became principal of her high school some time later. Her mother taught Antonia at a very young age all she knew about math and science. Since her mother was the director of her school, she always made sure Novello had the best math and science teachers as well as challenges in her studies. After graduating high school she attended the University of Puerto Rico, at Rio Piedras. Antonia received her Bachelor of Science degree at Rio Piedras in 1965. Novello then achieved her Doctor of medicine degree from the University of Puerto Rico at San Juan in 1970.

Contribution To Society:

Dr. Novello joined the national institutes of health in Bethesda, Maryland in 1979. In the next 12 years she built her reputation from project officer in the Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Her studies on AIDS caught much attention, especially from the White House. President George Bush elected Antonia Novello to become Surgeon General of the United States. This accomplishment made her known all over the world because she became the first women ever and even more the first Latin American awarded this position. Antonia was greatly appreciated for her campaigns towards the health problems of America’s young people. That she called “ A generation at risk”.