Daniela A. Gill

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Company: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location: Edinburg, Texas, United States

Daniela A. Gill, Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in clinical microbiology instruction.

Ms. Gill initially obtained a Bachelor of Science in clinical laboratory science from the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinberg in 2010. After providing superior service as a medical laboratory scientist in Mission Regional Medical Center, as well as at a reference laboratory analyzing patients’ samples, she later continued her education with a Master of Science in health services from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2018. Ms. Gill earned a Health Resources and Sciences Administration (HRSA) Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students External Grant Award from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2020. Currently, she is pursuing a doctorate in clinical laboratory science in Texas University Medical Branch in Galveston.

Since 2019, Ms. Gill has flourished as a clinical assistant professor and program director with The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. In this capacity, she is teaching the laboratory portions of clinical microbiology in healthcare, clinical chemistry and clinical laboratory methods courses. Additionally, she oversees providing accurate laboratory results to physicians in order for them to accurately diagnose and treat patients and is the director for the medical laboratory program where they prepare the new generation of medical laboratory scientists. It is her duty to ensure that the students go out in the field as professionals and that they are able to continually provide adequate results for the patients. She runs the entire program herself, making sure all the students get the requirements that they need.

Ms. Gill attributes her success to her drive to accomplish whatever she can to give back to her family and to her community. She saw how her parents struggled to be able to provide her an education. She is also very grateful for the support of her husband, children and parents. Among her chief influences was Richard Preston’s book “The Hot Zone,” which engendered her interest in microbiology. As her career-best achievement, Ms. Gill cites her becoming a professor and a program director in the field that she loves. In coming years, her goal is to continue to grow the medical laboratory profession in Rio Grande Valley. She wants the medical laboratory science to be a part of the diagnostic team in a clinical setting.

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