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UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
550 16th Street, 7th Floor
OBGYN, Mailstop 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143-0132
|Mission Bay||(415) 476 - 5192||(415) 476 - 1811|
|Mount Zion||(415) 353 - 9240||(415) 353 - 9509|
|San Francisco General Hospital||(415) 206 - 3061||(415) 206 - 3112|
Research/Clinical Interests: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Health Policy, Health Disparities, LGBTQ Health, Global Health
|Institution||Degree||Field of Study|
|current||University of California, San Francisco||Residency||Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences|
|2019||Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield Illinois||MD||Medicine|
|2015||Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Post-baccalaureate MEDPREP Program, Carbondale Illinois|
|2007||University of California, San Diego||BS||Biochemistry and Cell Biology|
Research & Professional Experience
|2017-2019||The Impact of Maternal Inflammation on Preterm Birth: The Effects of Estrogen Metabolites and Fecal Microbiome.|
|2018-2019||A Quantitative, Systems Biology, Multi-omic Approach to Diagnose and Predict Response to Treatment for Gynecologic Cancers.|
|2017-2019||Diversity Advisory Council for Southern Illinois University Systems Board of Trustee's.|
|2017-2019||Voting member of the Student Progress Committee, SPC, at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.|
|2017-2018||National Hispanic Medical Association Midwest Steering Committee Member|
|2017||President and Founder: Latino Medical Student Association, LMSA, chapter at Southern Illinois University.|
|2016-2017||To screen a predominantly African American community for high blood pressure, elevated blood glucose, cholesterol and BMI pre and post health education workshops and observe whether education improved their health overtime.|
|2016||To isolate mRNA and run samples on a RT-PCR after treating female rats with estrogen and progesterone and subsequently harvesting the arcuate nucleus for mRNA seeking gene expression differences.|
|2015||President and Founder: Gay and Lesbian Medical Association chapter at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.|
|2010-2013||Synthesized, purified and analyzed DNA and RNA oligonucleotides used in FDA regulated HIV and HPV diagnostic kits.|
|2009-2013||Toastmasters International Club President.|
|2008-2010||Assisted in the development of an assay to detect the presence of prostate cancer by amplifying traces of mRNA from the ERG gene in urine.|
|2006-2008||Cultured and monitored the growth of the bacteria Xanthomonas Campestris used to make xanthan gum.|
Achievements & Recognition
|2019||Latino Medical Student Association, LMSA, JP Sanchez Scholarship|
|2018||Harold Bardo Medical Student Scholarship|
|2018||American Medical Association's Women in Medicine and Science Spotlight Honoree|
|2018||Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar|
|2018||eQuality Scholar presented by Kaiser Permanente|
|2017, 2018||Culturally Integrated Education for Latinos Organization, CIELO, Scholarship Award|
|2017, 2018||The Point Foundation Scholarship Finalist|
Portugal, A. Nhung, Le., Wilson, T., Groesch, K., Diaz-Sylvester, P., Loret de Mola, R., Braundmeier-Fleming, A. The Impact of Maternal Inflammation on Preterm Birth: The Effects of Estrogen Metabolites and Fecal Microbiome. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 2019 May Annual Conference. Nashville, TN. ePoster Presentation.
Portugal A, Dufner A, Hasan A, Agnew T, Smith C.L., MS, MA, LAc, MD. How Can Students Help Clinicians Approach Barriers in Individualized Nutritional Counseling? Student generated solutions to clinical nutritional counseling. The 10th Annual Symposium for Teaching and Learning, April 2019. Springfield IL. Poster Presentation
Portugal, A. (April 2018) Does Health Knowledge Improve Health Outcomes? An Eastside Community Health Initiative Poster presented at: Latino Medical Student Association National Conference Annual Research Symposium; Miami, FL, 2018 April, Poster Presentation.
Portugal, A. (April, 2017). What Effect Does Progesterone Have on Gene Expression in the Arcuate Nucleus of Female Rats? Oral Presentation presented at: 27th Annual Trainee Research Symposium at SIU School of Medicine.; Springfield, IL. Oral Presentation.
Portugal, A. (September, 2016). What Effect Does Progesterone Have on Gene Expression in the Arcuate Nucleus of Female Rats? Oral Presentation presented at: Mentored Professional Enrichment Experience Symposium at SIU School of Medicine; Springfield, IL. Oral Presentation.