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07.29.2016

School of Public Health alum is Peru’s new health minister

Patricia Garcia studied internal medicine, infectious disease and public health at UW

School of Public Health  |  Updated 11:15 AM, 07.29.2016

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  • Patricia García is sworn in July 28 as Minister of Health for Peru by newly elected President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Ministerio de Salud

Patricia García, a 1998 alumna of the University of Washington School of Public Health, was named Minister of Health for Peru and sworn in on July 28.  She is former chair of the Peruvian National Institute of Health and the first female head of the institution in its 80-year history. 

Garcia trained in internal medicine, infectious disease and public health at the UW. She is actively involved in research and training on STI/HIV, global health, HPV and medical informatics.

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