News and Events
Congratulations, Dr. Nair!
We congratulate Dr. Saraswathy Nair for her appointment as the chair for the Department of Biomedicine. The Department of Biomedicine has made an excellent choice in Dr. Nair as their new chair. Dr. Nair has courageously assumed the duties of the chair in a time of great transitions but also at a time of new opportunities. The work will not be easy but the possibilities that lie ahead are exiting. We are looking forward to working with Dr. Nair to move the department into UTRGV and position it as a key player in the health initiative of LRGV. We hope that you extend all the help to Dr. Nair as she develops the plans for the future Department of Biomedicine.
UTB campus will be closed:
Thurs. November 27, 2014 & Friday, November 28, 2014, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The course evaluation period for Fall 2014 is scheduled from Nov. 17 - Dec. 7, 2014.
UTB - College of Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions Scholarship
Help your students reserve a seat at UTRGV
- Students who are enrolled UT Brownsville for Spring 2015 who are in good academic standing will be automatically admitted to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Read more...
Help your students reserve a seat at UTRGV -
Students who are enrolled UT Brownsville for Spring 2015 who are in good academic standing will be automatically admitted to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.Read more...
Please join family, friends, coworkers, students and all who loved and revered Dr. Luis Colom for a special naming ceremony. August 22, 2014 - 11:00am
Luis V. Colom, M.D., Ph.D., was Vice President of the Division of Research and Dean of the College of Nursing and Dean of the College of Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions. He lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, March 27, 2014. His department’s success created the need for even more research labs; in 2009 he wrote the federal grant to seek additional funding for what eventually became Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions Building II. This building will now bear his name.
Remembering Dr. Luis V. Colom
Watch video: Biomedical Building Dedication for Dr. Colom
Faculty and Staff meetings Fall 2014 Schedule
We would like to acknowledge all our MBRS-RISE scholars who participated in this year's UTB Research Symposium. Good Job!!
||Dr. Saraswathy Nair
||The Relationship between Interleukin 6 Polymorphisms and Obesity in the Mexican American Population|
||Dr. Saraswathy Nair
||The effects of Astragalus membranaceus and Withania somnifera herbal extracts on 3T3-L1 cells|
||Dr. Karen Martirosyan
||FTIR analysis of nanoscaled superparamagnetic (Mg, Ti)-ferrite system.|
||Dr. Luis Colom
||Hippocampal KCND2 protein levels and gene expression in a transgenic AB overproducer model|
||Dr. Tarek Trad
||Maintaining Optical Properties of Ultra-Short Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes |
||Dr. Michael Lehker
||Expression Analysis of Protein Disulfide Isomerase genes in Trichomonas vaginalis during oxidative stress|
|Chang Hwan Yi
||Dr. Michael Lehker
||Reduction of External Ferricyanide by Trichomonas vaginalis|
HACU Health Disparites Research Training Program
April 7, 2014 - UT Health School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus (RAHC)
April 4, 2014
16th Annual UTB Research Symposium
Monday, March 31, 2014
College of Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions - Research Week
Friday, March 28, 2014
UT Brownsville and School of Public Health
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
5pm at Cortez building room 118
Community Service Event – AIDS Day Training
This training will be 1.5 hours long and will be counted as community service. A survey will be given before and after the seminar. Gift cards will only be given to those who attend the entire session. If you know someone who wants to attend, bring them along, this seminar will be very informative and beneficial for everyone.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
We are having a “Walkers against Diabetes” event from 8am – 5pm at San Benito’s Heavin Park. We are going to have a booth there and educate kids about eating healthy with the help of a shoebox decorating activity.
Congratulations to our Pre- HDSP scholar Cecilia Castro and her team mate Preethi on getting 1st place and qualifying for state in the Health and Science category at the Rio Grande Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair this past weekend!
UT Brownsville's official Biomedical Sciences Association website
Monday, January 27 & 28, 2014
For more info on upcoming workshops and seminars check out our Seminar/Events
December 6, 2013
Congratulations! The UTB BMED Program is featured in Complete College America under THE GAME CHANGERS: Best Practices.
The new signature program for the new university will be a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences based on our successful introduction of a modular B.S in Biomedical Sciences and TIME with competency assessments and mentoring and research support. This program will be funded through the UT-System Institute for Transformational Learning (ITL) Click on the link below to view the full story.
Saturday, October 26,2013
Make a Difference Day
The students from BMED 4230 class were involved in a service learning activity on “Make a difference day” on Oct 26,2013. They distributed diabetes risk informational literature to the community, discussed healthy habits to prevent diabetes and obesity, interacted with children to help them make healthy snack boxes, and gathered diabetes familial risk information that they used to construct family pedigrees.