Dr. José R. Fernández: Training scientists from the Heart of Dixie

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Dr. José R. Fernández
Dr. José R. Fernández

A little about ancestral genetics, genuine passion for research, the absence of absolute truths, and the unique reward of training the new generation of future scientists.  These are just a few of the topics and thoughts that Dr. José Fernández shared with CienciaPR.

This Puerto Rican researcher, mentor and teacher is currently Vice Chair for Education and Full Professor at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB).  He also serves as the Co-Director for the Genetic Core for Minority Health Research Center at the same institution.  Dr. Fernández’s record of achievements is remarkable: fellowships, federal grants and half a dozen awards given by UAB including the distinction of Distinguished Professor.  But it is José’s passion and personal journey what makes him a great educator and a unique individual.    

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