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Valley Morning Star: UTRGV welcomes 42 new residents to School of Medicine

March 9, 2016

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has gained another 42 medical school graduates from around the country who now will begin post-graduate training as UTRGV resident physicians in Valley hospitals. Read the full story at Valley Morning Star


Politico: Slew of anti-abortion laws may thwart Zika research

March 9, 2016

Even as mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus advance northward, lawmakers in 18 states are trying to block the fetal tissue research that might reveal the keys to unlocking the disease and preventing the massive birth defects associated with it. Read the …


Jezebel: Anti-abortion laws are having a dangerous, chilling effect on Zika research

March 9, 2016

Following the series of “sting videos” aimed at Planned Parenthood and produced by the Center for Medical Progress, state legislatures and the House of Representatives opened a series of investigations targeting Planned Parenthood. While the investigat …


UTSA Today: UTSA to host Texas FreshAIR big data & data analytics conference

March 9, 2016

http://www.utsa.edu/today/2016/03/texasfreshair.htmlOn March 30-31, UTSA will host the Texas FreshAIR big data and data analytics conference, an academic industry roundtable organized by the UT System and co-sponsored by the UT Health Science Center. T …


PTSD Research

“Treating combat-related PTSD”

March 9, 2016

Alan Peterson, Ph.D., ABPP, professor, chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, will discuss “Treating Combat-Related PTSD: The Path of Progress.”


Medical Daily: Pregnant women and alcohol

March 8, 2016

Pregnancy can take a real toll on the body. As a woman’s hormones start to change, she may feel nausea, fatigue, dizziness, and mood swings, not to mention the anxiety and possible fear that can occur in the weeks leading up to actual childbirth. So ho …


Join the army nurse

Highlights in the History of the Army Nurse Corps

March 7, 2016

When Noon, Thursday, April 14 Where Briscoe Library, Howe Conference Room (5th floor) Details Lark A. Ford, Ph.D., RN, will present “Highlights in the History of the Army Nurse Corps,” discussing key memorials to nursing from 1902 through 2000, the fir …


Science Fiesta

Express-News: Science Fiesta reaches out to the public

March 7, 2016

When people ask Travis Block what he does for a living, the conversation usually screeches to a halt when they learn he’s a scientist. “It’s gotten to where you tell somebody you’re a scientist, they put their hands up and say, “Don’t even try, I’m not going to understand,’” said Block, a graduate student at the University of Texas Health Science Center.


Burial of Ashes

Burial of the Ashes Ceremony

March 7, 2016

When 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 Where Memorial Park, Greehey campus Details Students and faculty will offer their appreciation to body donors during the annual, solemn Burial of the Ashes Ceremony. The donors’ altruistic gifts enhanced the educatio …



Earth Day Celebration

March 6, 2016

The Health Science Center’s Green Initiatives Committee is again sponsoring an Earth Day Celebration to raise awareness about the environment, promote sustainability, reduce waste and improve efficiency.


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