Monica Veruzco.Guitterez

Sep 30: First-generation Latina in Medicine & Leadership in Times of COVID

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Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD
Chair
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio
Friday, September 30, 2022
5pm-6:30pm PST

Workshop Description:
Are you a first-generation college student? Are you the first in your family to attend college or medical school? Do you have doubts about your abilities and leadership skills? Are you interested in Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine? Are you interested in how to become a leader?
Then you should attend this session with Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez, where she will talk about her journey as a first-generation college and medical student from a family with a father who was a pipe fitter. She went on to becoming a leader in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and going on to work with the recovery of COVID patients and testifying in Congress.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez is an accomplished academic Physiatrist and Professor and Distinguished Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is also the Medical Director of Critical Illness Recovery and Neuro Rehabilitation at Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospitals in San Antonio and Chief of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation service line at the University Health Hospital system. She is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as on the board of trustees of the Association of Academic Physiatrists.
Dr. Gutierrez grew up in South Texas, then moved to Houston where she earned her undergraduate degree at Rice University, her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, and completed her PM&R residency training at the Baylor College of Medicine-UT Houston Rehabilitation Alliance.
Dr. Gutierrez excitedly moved to San Antonio to lead the distinguished Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in 2020. Her area of clinical expertise is the care of patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, interventional spasticity management, and now post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC). During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has developed two Post-COVID Recovery Clinics to aid in the rehabilitative recovery of patients with functional, mobility, and cognitive deficits after infection with COVID-19. She has over 100 publications in these areas, as well as topics related to health equity and inclusion. She is also a sub-investigator in the NIH RECOVER trial through her institution, which is one of 17 hubs in the country to be part of the initiative to study Long COVID.

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Topic: First-generation Latina in Medicine & Leadership in Times of COVID
When: September 30, 2022, 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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