On Sept. 17, the Committee for Latino Initiatives hosted the annual Ernesto González Award Breakfast at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation.

The award, named for dermatologist Ernesto González, MD, honors those who make outstanding contributions to the Latino community at the MGH and beyond. It is given each year during Latino Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15.

This year’s award honorees were Yakeel Quiroz, PhD, left, director of the Familial Dementia Neuroimaging Lab, and Martha Muniz, right, clinical research coordinator in the Department of Neurology.

González, at center, reflected on the award named in his honor, saying, “The honor bestowed on me in 2005 continues to grow and continues to be more significant as it honors others who bring so much to this community.”