Vitalant of McAllen, which is part of one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit community blood service providers, on Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., will be hosting a blood donation drive, along with providing free COVID-19 antibodies tests, at the LDS Church, 401 S. Jackson Road in Edinburg. Vitalant supplies comprehensive transfusion medicine services to nearly 1,000 hospitals and health care partners for patients in need across 40 states, including Texas. For information on what a person should eat and drink before donating blood, call 575/840-8178 or log on to https://www.healthline.com/health/what-to-eat-before-donating-blood
Featured, from left: Dr. John Krouse, Dean of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, and Patrick Ojeaga of McAllen, a third-year medical student at the UTRGV School of Medicine. On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Gov. Greg Abbott announced his intent to appoint Ojeaga to serve as a student regent for the UT System Board of Regents – a first for UTRGV.
Featured, from left: Nolan Pérez, MD, Member, Board of Regents, The University of Texas System; Dr. Guy Bailey, President, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; UTRGV’s mascot “The Vaquero” (Cowboy); Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco; Verónica Gonzáles, Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, UTRGV; and John H. Krouse, MD, PhD, MBA, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Dean, School of Medicine, UTRGV. This image was taken at the UTRGV campus in Edinburg on Monday, October 21, 2019 to announce that the UTRGV School of Medicine, in partnership with the Honors College, had created a new early-assurance, pre-med program for high school students throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
Featured: Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chairman, Board of Managers, DHR Health, addresses employees and special guests in the lobby of the hospital on Monday, November 11, 2019 as part of the hospital system’s Veterans Day observance.
Featured: Members of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) gathered on Friday, February 14, 2020, for the group’s Southwest Regional Conference, which took place at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine in Edinburg. LMSA, a national non-profit organization, represents, supports, educates and unifies Latino medical students in the United States, including those at UTRGV’s School of Medicine. This was the first time the university hosted the event. From left are: Jonathan Guajardo, President of LMSA chapter at the UTRGV School of Medicine; Luis De La Fuente, President of LMSA chapter at UTRGV; Valeria Patino, Vice President of the LMSA chapter at UTRGV; and Sabrina Orta, Fabiola Beltrán and Noe Rodríguez, LMSA chapter members.
Photograph Courtesy THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY