President Henrich celebrates with the Rio Grande Valley

WHAT: A special reception honoring William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, the new president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, will be held in the Rio Grande Valley.
The reception, which is hosted by Regent Gene Powell on behalf of The University of Texas System Board of Regents, also thanks those from the community who have supported the South Texas programs of the Health Science Center.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m.

WHERE: The Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, 2102 Treasure Hills Blvd., Harlingen.

WHO: Dr. Henrich and his wife, Mary, will be present, along with Regent Powell. Also attending will be Glenn A. Halff, M.D., interim dean of the Health Science Center’s School of Medicine; Leonel Vela, M.D., M.P.H., regional dean of the RAHC; and more than 100 people from the Health Science Center and the Rio Grande Valley.

NOTES: Remarks will be made beginning at 6:30 p.m. Regent Powell and Drs. Henrich and Vela will speak.
Members of the media are welcome to attend. For assistance the evening of the event, please call Mary DeLay, chief of staff and communications, on her cell: (210) 827-8201.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the leading research institution in South Texas and one of the major health sciences universities in the world. With an operating budget of $668 million, the Health Science Center is the chief catalyst for the $16.3 billion biosciences and health care sector in San Antonio’s economy. The Health Science Center has had an estimated $36 billion impact on the region since inception and has expanded to six campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. More than 25,600 graduates (physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and other health professionals) serve in their fields, including many in Texas. Health Science Center faculty are international leaders in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, aging, stroke prevention, kidney disease, orthopaedics, research imaging, transplant surgery, psychiatry and clinical neurosciences, pain management, genetics, nursing, dentistry and many other fields. For more information, visit

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