South Texas Research Institute is proud to have an exceptional team that shares our passion for hope and our goal to help those in need. This month, we are featuring one of our valued team members, Estella Mendoza, in our Employee Spotlight blog series.
Read on to learn more about Estella Mendoza.
Question: Tell us a little bit about your role. What motivates you to participate in clinical research?
Estella: As a Research Clinical Coordinator, my position involves managing clinical trials, collecting data, informing participants about study objectives, and administering questionnaires. My motivation in clinical research is to increase awareness about clinical research amongst underrepresented groups (Hispanics) by educating our community.
Question: What’s something career-wise you want to accomplish in the next year?
Estella: I would like to master my CRC role and be a great colleague.
Question: If you could bring back any fashion trend, what would it be?
Estella: I would like to bring back the 80’s fashion. Maybe we could have one day out of the month where we celebrate the fashion trend.
Question: What’s the career highlight you’re most proud of?
Estella: The career highlight I’m most proud of is becoming a CRC.
Question: What are your three favorite foods?
Estella: Of course, my three favorite foods are salads, enchiladas, and botanas.
Question: What is the thing you like most about your job?
Estella: The thing I like most about my job is how I’m able to help raise awareness about Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and how prevalent it is in our community.
South Texas Research Institute (STRI) team is dedicated to our community’s health and well-being. We seek to increase awareness of clinical trial options amongst Hispanics, a group that is the fastest-growing minority in the US but represents less than 7% of clinical trial participants. Our team is dedicated to helping find treatments for common liver conditions.
To learn more about our FREE fibroscan for adults at risk of liver disease or our enrolling studies for NASH and NAFLD, call us at (956) 284-6353, or visit our website today!