Speaker Date Topic
Dr. Ryan Loftin, Driscoll Children's Hospital Jun 27, 2018
Zika Virus
Zika Virus

Physician Details

Medical specialties and board certifications:

Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Board certified in Maternal Fetal Medicine

Medical school name/location:

University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston, Texas

Fellowship name/location:

Maternal Fetal Medicine: University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio

Residency institution(s):

Obstetrics and Gynecology: Texas Tech University Health Science Center – El Paso, Texas

Language fluency:

English, Spanish

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NO MEETING Jul 04, 2018
NO MEETING
Dr. Jon Roberts Jul 11, 2018
Pulmonology - Driscoll Children's Hospital
Pulmonology - Driscoll Children's Hospital

Physician Details

Medical specialties and board certifications:

New York, License #225824, 2002 – present (Active)

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics, Certificate #079350, 2003, Recertification in 2023

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics, Subspecialty, Certification in Pediatric Pulmonology, Certificate #475, 2007, Recertification in 2018

National Board of Medical Examiners, USMLE 1,2,3 Completed 2002

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), Human Subject Curriculum Completion, date of most recent certification: 2/2010

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training, date of most recent certification: 6/2009

Medical school name/location:

New York Medical College – Valhalla, New York

Fellowship name/location:

Pediatric Pulmonology: Winthrop University Hospital – Mineola, New York

Residency institution(s):

General Pediatrics: Winthrop University Hospital – Mineola, New York


Language fluency:

English, Spanish

Katie Galan, Community Relations Coordinator Jul 18, 2018
Driscoll Children's Hospital Topic
Driscoll Children's Hospital Topic

Driscoll Children’s Hospital is a 189-bed pediatric tertiary care center with pediatric specialists representing 32 medical and 13 surgical specialties offering care throughout South Texas, including Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley, Victoria, and Laredo. Through the vision and generosity of its founder, Clara Driscoll, Driscoll Children’s Hospital opened in 1953, becoming the first, and remains the only, free-standing children’s hospital in South Texas. In 2016, Driscoll had almost 171,000 patient visits, including nearly 38,000 patients seen at South Texas’ first emergency room created specifically for pediatrics.

Dr. Nkechi Mba Jul 25, 2018
Pediatric Oncology - Driscoll Children's Hospital
Pediatric Oncology - Driscoll Children's Hospital

Medical specialties and board certifications:

Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Medical school name/location:

University of Nigeria School of Medicine – Enugu

Fellowship name/location:

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, University of Michigan Hospital – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Residency institution(s):

Pediatric Residency, Nassau University Medical Center – East Meadow, New York

Professional recognition/awards:

1998 - Beth Seaton Outstanding Resident Award, Nassau University Medical Cen

1996 - National Youth Service Corp Award, Military Hospital, Kaduna

1994 - Dean’s list of Academic Excellence, School of Medicine, University of Nigeria

Erin Richmond, Clinical Research Nurse Aug 22, 2018
Global Institute for Hispanic Health

Global Institute for Hispanic Health
The institute advances the health of the Hispanic community, ensuring the needs of the population are addressed when developing new drugs and life-saving therapies. It is closely tied to the Texas A&M Healthy South Texas initiative to improve the health of rural populations throughout the state.


MISSION

Engaging the Hispanic community in healthcare research by providing access to clinical studies through strategic partnerships.


VISION

Global leader in providing access to the Hispanic community to the benefits of healthcare research.


FOCUS

Research on diabetes and obesity, asthma, infectious diseases, neurological disorders, cancer, and the opioid epidemic.