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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 the illnesses.
  • 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