What: A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held to announce that the newly expanded health and medical library on the Laredo Campus Extension of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is now open to the community.
When: 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Where: The Laredo Campus Extension Library, located in the Academic Building on the LCE campus, 1937 Bustamante Street, in Laredo.
Who: Laredo Chamber of Commerce officials will present a plaque to
UT Health Science Center President Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D.
Rajia Tobia, Health Science Center’s executive director of libraries, will introduce the local library staff and explain the many resources available to the citizens of Laredo and the health care community through the library. She will also discuss several of the community health education efforts to which the library staff is contributing in Laredo.
Details: The library has a new collection of consumer health publications in both English and Spanish. There are printed books and journals as well as access to more than 9,000 online research publications that will be of interest to doctors, dentists and other health professionals. These include online resources that doctors and dentists can use to make their diagnoses and design treatment plans, incorporating the latest scientific research.
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 $576 million and 5,000 faculty and staff, the UT Health Science Center is the chief catalyst for the $15.3 billion biosciences and health care sector in San Antonio’s economy. The UT Health Science Center has had an estimated $35 billion impact on the region since inception and has expanded to seven campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. More than 23,000 graduates (physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and allied 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, orthopedics, research imaging, transplant surgery, psychiatry and clinical neurosciences, pain management, genetics, nursing, allied health, dentistry and many other fields. For more information, visit www.uthscsa.edu.