The Hispanic Center of Excellence's main objective is to increase its recruitment, training, and retention of junior and minority faculty through formal and informal faculty development activities, mentoring, and financial assistance. An ultimate goal of the HCOE is to increase promotion and tenure among Hispanic faculty.
Chair: Rebeca Wong, Ph.D.,
P. & S. Kempner Distinguished
Professor in Health Disparities
Director, WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center
on Aging and Health
Senior Fellow, Sealy Center
Alfredo G. Torres, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Microbiology & Immunology and Pathology
Scientist, Sealy Center for
Co-Director, UTMB BSL-3 Laboratories
Tasnee Chonmaitree, M.D. Former Chair
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Pathology
Distinguished Teaching Professor, The UT system
Co-Director, Translational Research Scholars Program
Associate Director, Research Education, Training, and Career Development Key Resource,
Institute for Translational Sciences
Kyriakos S. Markides, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Annie and John Gnitzinger
Professor of Aging Studies
Editor, Journal of Aging and Health
Emilio Gonzalez, MD, FACP, FACR
Director and Chief
Division of Rheumatology
Department of Internal Medicine
Liliana Andrade, M.D.
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Geriatric Fellowship Director
Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine at Permian Basin
Ana Rodriguez, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology