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Thanks to area state and federal legislators, more than $1 billion flows into South Texas every two years through UT Rio Grande Valley and its School of Medicine, says UTRGV President Bailey

Featured, from left: Manish Singh, MD, Chief Executive Officer, DHR Health; McAllen City Commissioner Verónica Whitacre; Dr. Guy Bailey, President, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; McAllen Mayor Jim Darling; John H. Krouse, MD, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Dean, UTRGV School of Medicine; McAllen City Commissioner Javier Villalobos; and Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chairman, Board of Managers, DHR Health. This image was taken on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the University of Texas Health Rio Grande Valley Biomedical Research Building on the DHR campus site in northeast McAllen.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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Legislative update on University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and its School of Medicine to be included in “State of the University Address” by President Guy Bailey on Thursday, May 30

Featured, from left: Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce; Marsha Green, Vice President of Marketing, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Natasha Del Barrio, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Robert Vackar, Owner, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Janet Vackar, Owner, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Verónica Gonzáles, Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; and Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Corporate Affairs, DHR Health. Photograph By DEANNA GARZA

Featured, from left: Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce; Marsha Green, Vice President of Marketing, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Natasha Del Barrio, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Robert Vackar, Owner, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Janet Vackar, Owner, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Verónica Gonzáles, Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; and Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Corporate Affairs, DHR Health.

Photograph By DEANNA GARZA

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Sen. Hinojosa, Sen. Watson, Rep. Longoria pass legislation to help qualified, financially-needy students succeed at UTRGV School of Medicine

Students from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Physician Assistant Studies Program in the College of Health Professions, recently worked on a case study as part of the first Team-Centric Friday event. More than 160 students – nurse practitioner, physician assistant and first-year medical students – collaborated on how to treat a patient with vision problems. The interprofessional education training exercise addressed one of the goals of the medical school and the allied health professions programs at UTRGV: to prepare future healthcare providers to work in an interprofessional team-based setting.  Graphic Courtesy UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY

Featured: Students from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Physician Assistant Studies Program in the College of Health Professions, recently worked on a case study as part of the first Team-Centric Friday event. More than 160 students – nurse practitioner, physician assistant and first-year medical students – collaborated on how to treat a patient with vision problems. The interprofessional education training exercise addressed one of the goals of the medical school and the allied health professions programs at UTRGV: to prepare future healthcare providers to work in an interprofessional team-based setting.

Graphic Courtesy UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY

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DHR Health is a key part of UTRGV School of Medicine’s vision to build academic health system, says Dr. John H. Krouse, medical school dean, as cancer immunology team welcomed to Biomedical Research Building located on DHR Health South Campus

eatured, seated, from left: Dr. John H. Krouse, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Dean, UTRGV School of Medicine, recently welcomed Dr. Subhash C. Chauhan, Ph.D. as Founding Director of the South Texas Center of Excellence in Cancer Research and Chair of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the UTRGV School of Medicine. Standing are members of Chauhan’s team along with another UTRGV leader, featured from left: Dr. Manish Tripathi; Dr. Andrew Tsin, UTRGV Associate Dean of Research; Dr. Bilal Hafeez; Dr. Meena Jaggi; Dr. Murali Yallapu; and and Dr. Sheema Khan. The UTRGV School of Medicine recently welcomed its new cancer immunology team with a signing ceremony on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the UTRGV/UT Health RGV Biomedical Research Building, which is located on DHR Health’s South Campus in McAllen. Photograph Courtesy THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Featured, seated, from left: Dr. John H. Krouse, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Dean, UTRGV School of Medicine, recently welcomed Dr. Subhash C. Chauhan, Ph.D. as Founding Director of the South Texas Center of Excellence in Cancer Research and Chair of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the UTRGV School of Medicine. Standing are members of Chauhan’s team along with another UTRGV leader, featured from left: Dr. Manish Tripathi; Dr. Andrew Tsin, UTRGV Associate Dean of Research; Dr. Bilal Hafeez; Dr. Meena Jaggi; Dr. Murali Yallapu; and Dr. Sheema Khan. The UTRGV School of Medicine recently welcomed its new cancer immunology team with a signing ceremony on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the UTRGV/UT Health RGV Biomedical Research Building, which is located on DHR Health’s South Campus in McAllen.

Photograph Courtesy THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

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City of Edinburg announces state legislative agenda, which includes push for Level I Comprehensive Trauma Center, UTRGV and its School of Medicine, South Texas International Airport, and Edinburg Regional Landfill


Featured: Miriam Michelle Cepeda, Governmental Relations Liaison, City of Edinburg, is helping lead legislative strategies for the Mayor and Edinburg City Council in Austin and in Washington, D.C.

Photograph by NOAH DIEGO’S PHOTOGRAPHY

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