Cigarroa Family Medical/STEM Lecture
AAHHE National Conference

Established in 2017, the Cigarroa Distinguished Lecture spotlights a prominent scholar or leader in a medical or science discipline. The lecture is named in honor of the Cigarroa Family of Laredo, Texas and its three generations of medical doctors and active leaders who have served in their communities and in national organizations. This lecture features established leaders and icons in the medical and science professions.  Read more about Francisco Cigarroa.


7th Annual Cigarroa Family Medical/STEM Lecture
Latinos in Medicine and Higher Education
Thursday, March 2, 2023, 1:30 - 2:30 PM PST
AAHHE National Conference


Bryan Leyva, MD
University of Minnesota
AfroLatino Activist Artist Antiracist,
Decolonizing MedEd,
Centering Justice Critical Theory & the Oppressed


List of past speakers of the Cigarroa Family Medical/STEM Lecture:

  • 2022  Jessica Esquivel, PhD, Chair, Associate Scientist, Muon g-2 Experiment, Particle Physics Division - Muon Department, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Co-founder of BlackInPhysics and Change-Now
  • 2021  Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD
  • 2020  Frances Colón
  • 2019  Olivia A. Graeve
  • 2018  Jose Hernandez
  • 2017  Francisco Cigarroa