Laredo Regional Campus hosts summit, expo

The UT Health Science Center Regional Campus in Laredo announces a two-day educational event on Oct. 11 and 12, 2013.


Educational Summit 2013

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
IBC Annex
2418 Jacaman Road
Laredo, Texas

Educational Summit: In an effort to bring together community stakeholders interested in maximizing educational attainment for the Laredo community, the regional campus in Laredo is hosting this important conference.

The keynote speaker is Michael Gargano, Ed.D., vice president for academic, faculty and student affairs at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio.There also will be a short presentation on the educational findings from the 2011 Laredo/Webb County Community Health and Workforce Needs Assessment surveys. This needs assessment was a collaboration of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the Health Science Center’s Regional Campus at Laredo, the City of Laredo Health Department, and the Area Health Education Center of the Mid Rio Grande Border Area with three Principal Investigators: Dr. Adela Gonzalez, Dr. Hector Gonzalez and Dr. Gladys Keene.


Student Health Career Expo
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
UT Health Science Center Regional Campus in Laredo
1937 E. Bustamante
Laredo, Texas

Student Health Career Expo: The expo will allow high school students and college students to meet with academic representatives from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and discuss health career programs such as dentistry, health informatics, occupational therapy, physicians assistant, physical therapy, respiratory care and more. Representatives from Laredo Community College and Texas A&M International University also will be available to meet with the students.

The University of Texas Health Science Center Regional Campus in Laredo is focused on engaging local students into careers within the health professions. Starting with the Mid Rio Grande Border Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in 1993 and followed by the establishment of the campus in 2002, numerous educational programs in science education, research and health care have been initiated. The campus offers training opportunities in health careers through local instruction, community-based research and distance education technology. The goal is to increase the number of qualified health care professionals in the region.

For additional information, call (956) 523-7473.

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, one of the country’s leading health sciences universities, ranks in the top 3 percent of all institutions worldwide receiving National Institutes of Health funding. The university’s schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have produced more than 29,000 graduates. The $765.2 million operating budget supports eight campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. For more information on the many ways “We make lives better®,” visit www.uthscsa.edu.



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