Dr. Antonia C. Novello, the first woman and the first Hispanic to be named United States Surgeon General, was profiled in the April 2006 edition of Hispanic Business magazine. She was a finalist for the magazine's “Woman of the Year” Award.
Novello, New York State's health commissioner since 1999, received the Elizabeth Blackwell Award in ceremonies in February 1991.
While a practicing physician, she specialized in pediatric kidney diseases and AIDS.
The article is illustrated with a photograph of Novello with “The First Wave” statues at the Women's Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls.
The same issue includes Janet Murguía, president of the National Council of La Raza and a recent President's Forum speaker, talking about the response to Hurricane Katrina.