Venus Ginés earned a B.A. from California State University and a M.A. from Georgia State University (WMSI), focusing on the cultural and system barriers faced by Latinas with breast cancer. Appointed to NCI’s first Director’s Consumer Liaison Group and in 1997, invited to present at a Congressional Panel for the recognition of the term “Latino” as a proper category term for the new population from Latin America initiated Venus’s advocacy work for cancer and women’s rights. Nationally, she served on many national boards appointed to the Blue Ribbon Panel of NCI Health Disparities Progress Review Group in Washington, DC/chairing the Trans HHS Cultural Competence in Education & Training Roundtable.
Venus has received numerous awards and accolades from CNN, Latino Fox News and Univision. She’s a Leadership Atlanta alumni (Class of 2004), a former Adjunct Instructor at the Morehouse School of Medicine and currently an instructor at Baylor College of Medicine. In 2009, DML was the first Latino CBO approved by Texas for State Certification Training Program of Promotores and Community Health Workers. Venus also was selected to the HHS National Promotores Steering Committee and was voted Chair.
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