Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy
Dominic participates in research around mechanism to enhance outcomes of alcohol treatment for adults with driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenses. Specifically, he is investigating factors described in the Theory of Planned Behavior as potential mediators of reductions in alcohol use by adults with DWIs.
Dominic is a volunteer at the UTHSCSA Pediatrics Reach Out and Read Program. He has earned first and second place awards in the Academic Bowl in Art and Science, is a state finalist in the Duke Talent Search and the recipient of the St. Peter PTC Scholarship. He plays electric guitar for the Central Catholic Jazz Band and plans to pursue a career in the biomedical sciences.
Dominic works in the NRLC to gain experience in science through the UTHSCSA Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy (VBRA). The vision of the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund Biomedical Research Academy is to provide an immersive biomedical research educational and college preparatory program for San Antonio high school students. Through a collaborative partnership with the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, the goal of the Academy is to create a pipeline for the next generation of outstanding biomedical scientists for our community and the world. The VBRA engages San Antonio's bright high school students in an intensive 3-year program that includes both classroom didactics and research rotations in laboratories at UTHSCSA.
|2017||HS diploma||STEM||Central Catholic High School, San Antonio, TX|
Period of Service
June 2014 - August 2016
Research Project Title
Motivational Alcohol Treatment to Enhance Roadway Safety (MATTERS)
Presentations with the NRLC
Readiness to change and response to alcohol treatments among low income adults with DWI's
Gomez, D., Mullen, J., Ryan, S. R., Dougherty, D. M., and Mathias, C. W. (2014).
Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy Scholars Research Symposium and Graduation UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX