UT Health Science Center’s Laredo Campus Extension to hold Halloween health education event on Oct. 31

What: The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is holding a spooky special event, “Freaky Friday,” to give area high school students an introduction to the health sciences through hands-on learning activities.

Through three hands-on labs, students will study the human brain, learn about other parts of the body via plastinated specimens and sew up simulated wounds on practice arms. Students are also encouraged to compete in a “mad scientist” costume contest.

Who: A group of upperclassmen from Lyndon B. Johnson High School in South Laredo, Hebbronville High School and Bruni High School have been invited to attend the special event sponsored by the Health Science Center’s Med Ed Program.

When: 8 a.m. – noon on Friday, Oct. 31.

Where: D.D. Hachar Building at the UT Health Science Center’s Laredo Campus Extension, 1937 Bustamante Street, Laredo, Texas


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 $15.3 billion biosciences and health care sector in San Antonio’s economy. The Health Science Center has had an estimated $35 billion impact on the region since inception and has expanded to six campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. More than 23,000 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 www.uthscsa.edu.

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