Expanding research to individuals considered to be medically underserved/ underrepresented (Diversity Inclusion), Clinical Trials, and StrokeNET
Alva Recinos joins the Division of Clinical Research (DCR) as a Health Program Specialist. She is a bilingual foreign medical graduate that obtained her degree from la Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG). Prior to joining NINDS, Alva was a Research Coordinator for Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital in the Texas Medical Center (TMC), one of the largest pediatric cancer centers in the United States. In her role, she served as an advocate for patients and their families to receive full disclosure about multiple biobanking and active treatment studies offered through the Solid Tumor Team, as well as a genomic study that aimed to assess the utility of genomic testing in diverse oncology patient populations with an emphasis on the medically underserved/underrepresented individuals in genomics.
In her spare time Alva enjoys traveling, camping, cycling, and supporting the Houston Astros.