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The collaboration between Estrada and other healthcare faculty from across the conference is credited with allowing athletic programs to continue and giving college athletes the opportunity to more safely compete during much of the global health pandemic.

Published Nov 4th, 2021

USA Health pediatric infectious diseases specialist Benjamin Estrada, M.D., was recognized by the Sun Belt Conference for his efforts on COVID-19 protocols during an annual meeting on Nov. 2 in Atlanta.

“We’re proud of the hard work and accomplishments of all of our 2020-21 honorees and we were delighted to be able to celebrate their achievements in person,” said Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Keith Gill. “We were pleased, too, to recognize the members of our COVID-19 advisory panel for their work, enabling us to safely compete throughout the 2020-21 season.”

The Sun Belt Conference COVID-19 panel included Estrada, Brandy Clouse of Georgia Southern, Dr. Jeff Dugas of Troy, and Dr. Emilio Carranco of Texas State.

At USA, Estrada is assistant dean for educational strategies and faculty development and professor and vice chair of pediatrics for USA’s College of Medicine.

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