SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 3 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — La Doctora Aliza, editor in chief of VidaySalud.com and expert health commentator for the Univision network, will be honored with the prestigious Latino Spirit Award by the Latino Legislative Caucus during a special Assembly floor session at the California Capitol in Sacramento.
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“Doctor Aliza Lifshitz has made an enormous contribution to the public health of the Latin American community in the United States. We honor her today, with all due merit, for her brilliant career as a communicator and as a physician. Dr. Lifshitz’s television segments explain medical conditions simply and clearly, and recommend positive lifestyle changes for healthy living. The Latino Legislative Caucus honors her this day with its Latino Spirit Award,” said Senator Gilbert Cedillo, chairman of the Caucus.
Among those honored this year are Rosa “Rosie” Gumataotao Rios, Treasurer of the United States; author and political commentator Leslie Sanchez; and the Honorable Frederick Aguirre of the Superior Court of California. The Univision network will receive A Latino Spirit Award for it’s achievement in media and community outreach.
The Latino Legislative Caucus created the Latino Spirit Awards in 2001 to celebrate the contributions of Latinos to the common culture of the United States and to motivate the youth of California. Previous honorees have included musician Carlos Santana, boxer and philanthropist Oscar de la Hoya, activist Rigoberta Menchu-Tum, producer Moctesuma Esparza, actors Andy Garcia and Tony Plana, astronaut Ellen Ochoa, teacher Jaime Escalante and civil rights attorney Dolores Huerta.
About la Doctora Aliza:
Dr. Aliza A. Lifshitz, Editor in Chief of VidaySalud.com(TM), is a renowned physician, author and health reporter. Dr. Lifshitz is the public face of the Univision television network’s Peabody Award-winning health initiative Enterate: Salud es Vida. She also appears on the network’s Primer Impacto, the top rated Spanish-language television news magazine. El Consultorio de la Dra. Aliza, her live call-in program, airs weekly on the Univision Radio network. Dr. Lifshitz writes regular monthly columns for People en Espanol and for Ser Padres. Her weekly column in La Opinion is syndicated in Spanish-language newspapers throughout the country. Her monthly column in the Vista bilingual supplement runs in 29 newspapers nationwide.
In addition to her media activities, Dr. Lifshitz maintains a full-time practice in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and was President of the California Hispanic Medical Association an unprecedented four terms.