Alma Rodriguez, MD, Oral History Interview, February 20, 2015
Major Topics Discussed:
- Personal and educational background
- Research on lymphoma treatments
- Shift in career focus from research to administration
Chapter 01: Growing Up in a Migrant-Worker Family
Chapter 02: Support from Teachers and Family Leads to a College Education
Chapter 03: Going to Medical School
Chapter 04: A Revealing Internship and Residency
Chapter 05: The Problem of Diabetes among Hispanics
Chapter 06: Fellowship Research and the Move to MD Anderson
Chapter 07: Shifting Focus from Research to Administration
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Rodriguez, Alma MD and Rosolowski, Tacey A. PhD, "Alma Rodriguez, MD, Oral History Interview, February 20, 2015" (2015). Interview Sessions. 56.
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About the Interview
About the Interview Subject:
Dr. Alma Rodriguez (b. 11 September 1953, Robson, Texas) came to MD Anderson in 1986 as an instructor, laboratory researcher and clinician in the Department of Internal Medicine. Today she has a primary appointment as Internist and Professor of Medicine in the Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma in the Division of Cancer Medicine. Her research has focused on treatments for lymphoid malignancies. In administration, Dr. Rodriguez has served as Vice President of Medical Affairs since 2005. Among her many activities, she has helped create MD Anderson’s Survivorship Program and developed services in psychosocial care. She has also been involved in shifting institution culture to quality care.