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Faculty and staff selected for Leadership Texas (12/19/97)
Three members of the faculty and staff of The University of Texas
Health Science Center at San Antonio have been selected as 1998 members
of Leadership Texas, a nonprofit program designed to give women
professionals a better understanding of statewide public issues.
About 100 women from Texas are selected each year. The group will meet
in a series of seminars in five separate cities during 1998 to hear
prominent speakers and discuss topics that include science and
technology, education, government, the environment and the economy.
The three members are:
- Ida Garcia, testing center coordinator in the division of educational
research and development. Garcia is state legislative chair for the
Business and Professional Women of Texas, and a past "woman of the
year" for the organization. She has a bachelor's degree from St.
Mary's University in San Antonio.
Claudia Miller, MD, assistant professor of environmental and
occupational medicine. Dr. Miller is the director of the South Texas
Environmental Education and Research Center in Laredo, a university
program that teaches students in the medical and allied health fields
about border health issues. Widely cited on occupational and
environmental health topics, Dr. Miller is a consultant for the
Department of Veterans Affairs on Gulf War illnesses, and has served
on the VA's blue-ribbon scientific committee to examine the nature of
Gloria G. Vaughan, DDS, assistant professor of general dentistry. Dr.
Vaughan is the director of the university's Advanced Education in
General Dentistry residency program, and is an attending faculty member
at the dental clinic at University Hospital in San Antonio. Active in
the American Association of Dental Schools, she is a fellow of the
American Association of Hospital Dentists.
Contact: Jim Barrett (210) 567-2570