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Global Institute for Hispanic Health

Advancing The Health Of The Hispanic Community

We are working closely with stakeholders to ensure that the needs of the Hispanic population are addressed through innovative research to develop new drugs and life-saving therapies. Our programs are closely linked to the Texas A&M Healthy Texas initiative to improve the health of populations throughout the state.

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Collaborative Seed Grant Program

The aim of this program is to develop and promote collaboration between Driscoll Children's Hospital, the Driscoll Health Plan and Texas A&M Health to advance research aimed at eliminating health care disparities in Hispanic communities. This program will provide research seed funding for clinical research projects with teams comprised of clinicians and scientists.

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GIHH Service Request

The GIHH provides a range of services to help healthcare providers and researchers better meet the health needs of kids in South Texas. To request assistance, please use this form and someone will contact you. 

Advancing The Mission

Clinical Trials

With clinical trials in multiple pediatric subspecialty areas, such as infectious disease, dermatology, neurology, nephrology and pulmonology, the GIHH is contributing to equitable representation of the community in studies that determine the safety and efficacy of new medications.

Collaborative Research

Through the Seed Grant Program and strategic partnerships with groups like the Southwest Pediatric Device Consortium, the GIHH is catalyzing academic and clinical collaborations to eliminate health disparities and drive innovation in pediatric health care. 


The GIHH is working with Healthy South Texas to promote utilization of mobile clinics to bring services to hard-to-reach communities. Through a Vaccine Outreach and Education grant, the GIHH is working with Driscoll Health System to provide the community with factual information about COVID-19 vaccination.


The GIHH is engaging and training the next generation of the healthcare workforce by providing real world experience for the Medical Scholar Research Pathway Program, and supporting research training for Driscoll medical residents through the Annual South Texas Research Symposium. In the summer of 2023, we are beginning practicum placements for Master of Public Health students.