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Jacqueline T. Hecht , Ph.D., M.S.

Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Division Director, Pediatrics Research Center

Department of Pediatrics

UT Health Science Center at Houston

I was extremely lucky to have the most amazing teachers and mentors who conveyed to me their love and excitement of learning and scholarly work. It has always been important that I continue the tradition of integrating the great work from the past with the rapidly expanding genetic information. My challenge is to grab my students' interests using interactive techniques, and to encourage them to think bigger and deeper, to find their own answers, and to take ownership of the process.