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Personal Statement

I am a physician-scientist, formally trained as a gastroenterologist and clinical geneticist, with a doctorate degree in clinical and translational research from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In 2006, I moved to the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus to lead the Gastrointestinal Clinical and Research Oncology Program. My research has been mainly focused on the molecular epidemiology of gastrointestinal cancer and cancer treatment chemoprevention clinical trials, and has been funded continuously by the NIH and private foundations since 2001. Currently I am the Executive Director of the UPR Comprehensive Cancer Center (UPRCCC) and member of the governing board of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).