Hispanic Center of Excellence (CoE)

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, TX.
Type Clinical Research


The mission of the Hispanic Center of Excellence is to promote excellence in healthcare for the people of Texas. We recruit and mentor a diverse population from across Texas into medical school and help to provide the resources and support to graduate linguistically appropriate, culturally competent bilingual physicians to better serve the healthcare needs of all Texans.

Our Goals

  • Recruit and mentor students into medical school that reflect the population of Texas.
  • Develop, educate, and foster the linguistic and cultural growth of medical students (as it pertains to the practice of medicine) to better serve the needs of all Texans.
  • Support and mentor a diverse (medical/healthcare) faculty, particularly junior faculty, in order to provide our students with mentors that mirror the student population and the population of Texas.
  • Disseminate, educate, and support Hispanic health news, education, and research.

More Information


Lauree Thomas, M.D.
School of Medicine, 301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1317
Phone: 409-772-4793
Fax: 409-772-2684