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UMMC Outstanding Research Support Staff

Eldrin Bhanat, Outstanding ResearcherEldrin Bhanat, MD, MPH

Clinical Research Coordinator | Clinical Research Support Program


  • 2009 | Doctor of Medicine| Angeles University Foundation School of Medicine, Philippines
  • 2016 | Master of Public Health | University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg

Years of service: Three

About Eldrin: Eldrin coordinates Phase II and III cancer clinical trials including participant screening, eligibility and monitoring. He also works with various departments across UMMC and our trial sponsors to ensure UMMC’s cancer trials run smoothly to ensure we provide the best opportunities for our patients to receive cutting-edge care. Eldrin is married with one son, and loves cooking and movies.

Why he loves research: “The ability to change the health of future generations. What we do right now will establish the paradigm for the treatments of the future, and personally, I’m working on ways in which cancer can be treated or eliminated.”

From his peers: “Eldrin is an excellent person to work with, who has an exceptional work ethic. He goes above and beyond to get the work done, and is very diligent in following up to make sure everything is going well.”

“One of the most important attributes of team members is the ability to inspire the team. Eldrin always has an upbeat attitude, provides a positive outlook on every situation and makes sure to recognize other team members for their hard work. He has personally inspired me to be more positive on the harder days. I have also received feedback from other team members about how gracious Eldrin is and how much they appreciate his work in our department. Aside from his positivity, his work is exceptional. I wish we could have a million more Eldrin's! If anyone deserves this recognition, it’s him.”