University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
A nationally renowned pediatric and transplant surgeon who received his education from Yale, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins universities, Dr. Francisco Cigarroa is the third president of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Before his appointment as president, Dr. Cigarroa was the director of pediatric surgery and abdominal organ transplant. His expertise in the medical field was recognized by President Bush, who appointed him as a member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science. He also serves on the Secretary of Health and Human Services' Advisory Council on Public Health Preparedness.
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine-UCLA
Mr. Escarce, a professor of medicine at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine and senior natural scientist at the RAND Corp., has dedicated his career to medical and healthcare research. At UCLA, Mr. Escarce conducts studies on racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare, the effects of technology on medicine, provider and patient behavior under economic incentives, and the impact of healthcare market structure on costs and quality. Mr. Escarce is a senior associate editor of Health Services Research and was a member of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Understanding and Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care.
Leonard Bosack and Sandra Lerner Professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Dr. Garcia-Molina conducts research on distributed computing systems, digital libraries, and database systems. Dr. Garcia-Molina has held various positions as chairman of Stanford's computer science department, director of the computer systems laboratory, and worked simultaneously as part of the faculty of the computer science department at Princeton University from 1979 to 1991. He received the 1999 ACM SIGMOD Innovations Award, and sits on the board of directors of Oracle and Kintera.
VP and Associate Provost for Diversity
Texas A&M University
Dr. Guerrero joined Texas A&M University as vice-president and associate provost for diversity and is also a tenured professor in the educational administration and human resource development departments. His leadership extends beyond TAMU — Dr. Guerrero was president of Stephen F. Austin State University and president of the University of Southern Colorado from 1997 to 2001. He currently is an editorial board member for The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education and SAM Advanced Management Journal.
Professor of Chemistry
California State University, Los Angeles
With more than 29 years at Cal State LA, Professor Gutierrez directs its National Institute of Health Minority Access to Research Careers and has mentored more than 200 students. A nationally celebrated specialist in science education for underrepresented students, Dr. Gutierrez was one of four 2005 U.S. Professors of the Year Award winners and in 1996, he was among the first to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. He received the 2003 American Association for the Advancement of Science Lifetime Mentor Award.
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