John Estrada, MD, earned his doctoral degree from the University of Antioquia Medical School in Colombia in 1980, before completing a fellowship at Wake Forest University’s Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Board certified by the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology, he is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, with research interests that include tropical medicine, HIV/AIDS research, clinical and research ethics, faculty development, and medical education. At the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, he is Director of Education and Community Services. In addition, he co-directs outreach activities associated with the Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program (MB-CCOP), through which individuals from communities across south Louisiana are provided access to the latest NCI clinical trials for cancer prevention, control, and treatment. Dr. Estrada is also Associate Director of the LSU-Tulane Clinical and Translation Research Education and Commercialization Project, otherwise known as the Clinical and Translational Research Center.