Dr. Banik is the Vice President of Research & Education Development of Community Health Systems of South Texas. He has been involved in research, teaching, mentoring, advising and administration in USA for the past 27 years. He was a Tenured Full Professor and President’s Endowed Professor at the University of Texas-Pan American. Dr. Banik has been awarded several million dollar grants by NIH, NCI and Private Foundation. Importantly, he has published and presented approximately 700 papers and patented numerous discoveries. He has received many national and international prestigious awards in diverse areas. Currently, he is the editor-in-chief of 4 journals.