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Elda Ramirez PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Cizik School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center

An academician and emergency nurse practitioner for over two decades, Dr. Ramirez has been a pioneer for nurse practitioners across the country. She has devoted her time to establishing competency and quality for the profession as an author and national speaker. Her practice and scholarship are focused in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), health disparities and emergency care. She has been instrumental in guiding education, certification and national recognition for the specialty of emergency practice. In her role as Assistant Dean for DEI she is responsible for being an innovator, sounding board and voice for faculty, staff and students across a world-renowned health science center, encompassing six schools (medical, dental, public health, graduate studies, biomedical informatics and nursing). As a leader she is recognized for her passion and capacity to turns ideas into reality.