Dr. Alberto Manetta, director of the UC Irvine School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity & Community Engagement, has been appointed to the Health Professions Education Foundation board of trustees. The state-run entity helps improve access to healthcare in underserved areas of California by offering scholarships and loan repayments to aspiring and practicing health professionals dedicated to serving in those areas. Manetta is the founding director of UCI’s PRIME-LC, the nation’s first medical education program addressing the unique healthcare needs of the Latino community.