UT institutions, Laredo advisory council move toward more collaborative programs
New collaborative programs for education, clinical care and research were discussed April 4 by leadership of UT Health San Antonio, the UT System and the Laredo Regional Campus Advisory Council (RCAC).
The meeting took place at the UT Health San Antonio Regional Campus Laredo, where Gladys Keene, M.D., is regional dean.
Gerald Schwebel, executive vice president of IBC Bank, is chairman of the RCAC. In welcoming the visitors to Laredo, he said: “We are passionate about the need to promote better health care in our community. We welcome these opportunities to dialogue with you and your leadership team about the future of the regional campus and the academic needs of our community.”
Several ideas were discussed among the RCAC members and visitors, including new collaborations. “Laredo is fertile ground for training in all areas. We can work together as partners with UT Health San Antonio in emerging needs like behavioral health, degenerative diseases, substance abuse and opioid problems in the community,” said Hector Gonzalez, M.D., M.P.H., director of the City of Laredo Health Department.