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​​New​s and Events

Message to BMED students registering for Fall 2015 semester.
Dear BMED students,
You should be able to register yourselves next week for the appropriate courses and sections as listed here.  

If you have any questions, or need help registering please see Ms. Yadira Fernandez. If you come to see her, please bring your unofficial transcript so that she can verify you have the prerequisites to be registered. If you contact her by email or phone for help, you may face delays since she is handling a very large volume of students. If you need advising, you may contact me also by email, but you must send your unofficial transcripts so that I can see what courses you have taken.

In the meanwhile, I request your patience because UTRGV registrar’s office  and our department are dealing with many requests at this time. 
Thank you,
Saras

PS: New and Transfer students to BMED  will be notified about registration at a later point this month

Saraswathy Nair, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 
Interim Chair of Health and Biomedical Sciences, UTRGV
Department of Biomedicine (Chair)

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The Department of Biomedicine at UT Brownsville and the School of Public 
Health -Translational Research Seminar Series Fall 2015
Senior's Presentations​ - Speakers: Marco Arriaga (MBRS-RISE), Ivan Avila & Victoria Vento (MBRS-RISE), Miguel Gonzalez (MBRS-RISE), Rolando Hernandez (MBRS-RISE/HDSP), Emmanuel Rosas (MBRS-RISE/HDSP)
RAHC Building N 1.130 
April 30, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
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BMED Student Recognitions
"Three outstanding students recognized with leadership rings"BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – APRIL 13, 2015 – Three students at The University of Texas at Brownsville will be honored for excelling in academics, leadership and service to the campus and community with leadership rings at the annual Ring Ceremony on Friday, May 1.
Samantha Gomez, senior biology major, Stephanie Mendez, senior marketing and management major, and Marcos Perez, senior biomedical sciences major, will be the recipients of the UTB Leadership Ring before The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley opens its doors in the fall. ​ Read more...
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Medical Garden with Dr. Schwarzbach - March 27 & 28, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015 (9am - 12pm) (1pm - 4pm)
Saturday, March 28, 2015​ (9am - 12pm) (1pm - 4pm)
In this event we will be working with the Alternative Medicine class to create a medicinal/herbal garden on campus. It will be located right next to bmed, so we really want students to take ownership of the garden. We will be constructing and planting on Friday and Saturday and here is where we need most of the help to make this project possible. We have morning and afternoon shifts, but they can go whenever they are available. We will provide food for the volunteers. ​https://utbgarden.eventbrite.com​
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"UTRGV scholarship deadline nears" - Valley Morning Star - HARLINGEN — With the creation of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, scholarship shopping has just become a lot easier. Students can now apply for most university scholarships at UT Brownsville and UT Pan American with one application​... Read more.
Deadline is April 15, 2015. ​​​
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Light It Up Blue: Blue Splash - Wednesday, April 1 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)  at the Student Union Lawn.
Biomedical Sciences Association in collaboration with the Office of Student Engagement and the Center for Civic Engagement are organizing the Light It Up Blue: Blue Splash. This event aims to raise Autism Awareness and help fundraise money for the Moody Clinic here at Brownsville.
Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Chew will be participating as the targets for the Blue Splash.  

Students will have a chance to throw paint balloons at the professors while helping the community. It will be a really fun event so please spread the word and join us!
We will have free popcorn!

Light It Up Blue - Thursday, April 2 (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) at the Student Union Lawn.
The Biomedical Sciences Association in collaboration with the Office of Student Engagement and the Center for Civic Engagement are organizing the Light It Up Blue. This event aims to raise Autism Awareness and help fundraise money for the Moody Clinic here at Brownsville.
Wear blue to support the cause and enjoy the different games and activities that will take place.  We will have different activities for the students to participate on and we will be selling snacks, baked goods and much more to help fundraise money for moody clinic. Debbie Sears, director from the Moody Clinic will be our guest speaker. We will have free popcorn!
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The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences from Austin,TX - Guest Speaker Dr. Samuel Wheeler
Dr. Samuel Wheeler is the University Representative for the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) in Austin, Texas. The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is a private, independent, post-secondary University. Dr. Wheeler will come to UTB to provide some information about their health sciences fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthopaedic assistant, and health sciences education.
When: Thursday April 2, 2015 from 12:15 to 1:30.  
Where: Sabal Hall 1.108 
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Funding Opportunity - Merck Investigator Studies Program (MISP) : Diabetes - Grant
Effective October 2014, the Diabetes Merck Investigator Studies Program (MISP) Committee will accept proposals within our current areas of interest (AOI) up to March 3, 2015 for the first review cycle... Read more

Field of interest: Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, glucose, glycogen, diabetes mellitus, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, nash, glucose metabolism, dpp-4, diabetic nephropathy, hba1c, diabetes mellitus- type 2, diabetes mellitus- type 1
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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Family honors doctor’s legacy with scholarship - BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – JANUARY 9, 2015 – Brownsville native David Castillo, a 20-year-old biomedical studies student at The University of Texas at Brownsville, has the same aspirations of becoming a medical doctor as did a young Rafael Marcos De La Cruz, who was born in Cabezas, Cuba, in 1923.  Read more...​
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A PRIME TIME Jan 12, 2015
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ABRCMS 2014

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students ​(ABRCMS)
“Our MBRS-RISE Scholar and junior Biomedical Sciences major, Lourdes Valdez, won the national level Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in San Antonio, TX  in the Microbiology research category... Read more

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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. 
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UTB - College of Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions Scholarship
Deadline to Apply: January 5, 2015 - Must be enrolled as a Biomedical Sciences major.  click here for application​
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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...
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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...​​
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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


CONTACT INFORMATION

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and Health Professions
Phone:  956-882-5000

 
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