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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...​
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. 
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


utb 16th annual research symposium

We would like to ac​knowledge all our MBRS-RISE scholars who participated in this year's UTB Research Symposium. Good Job!!

​Scholar ​Mentor ​Category ​Title
​Karla Boeta​ ​Dr. Saraswathy Nair ​Biological Sciences ​The Relationship between Interleukin 6 Polymorphisms and Obesity in the Mexican American Population
​Erica Espinosa ​Dr. Saraswathy Nair​ ​Biological Sciences ​The effects of Astragalus membranaceus and Withania somnifera herbal extracts on 3T3-L1 cells
​Anna Kuklina ​Dr. Karen Martirosyan ​Physical Sciences ​FTIR analysis of nanoscaled superparamagnetic (Mg, Ti)-ferrite system.
​Emmanuel Rosas ​Dr. Luis Colom ​Biological Sciences ​Hippocampal KCND2 protein levels and gene expression in a transgenic AB overproducer model
​Rebecca Silva ​Dr. Tarek Trad ​Chemistry ​Maintaining Optical Properties of Ultra-Short Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes 
​Lourdes Valdez ​Dr. Michael Lehker ​Biological Sciences ​Expression Analysis of Protein Disulfide Isomerase genes in Trichomonas vaginalis during oxidative stress
​Chang Hwan Yi ​Dr. Michael Lehker ​Biological Sciences ​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​
utb research symposium 
Monday, March 31, 2014
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.
February 2014
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!

Cecilia Castro 1st place Science fair


February 2014

UT Brownsville's official Biomedical Sciences Association website

BSA website


Monday, January 27 & 28, 2014

Mentoring Workshops by Dr. Julio Ramirez

For more info on upcoming workshops and seminars check out our Seminar/Events​ page.

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.​
Monday, November 4, 2013



 Bachelor in Biomedical Science BMED Video                    UTB Biomedical Research Building 
Friday, October 25, 2013

10:00am - 2:00pm @ Student Union Gran Salon
Graduate School Fair
We highly encourage all students to attend at some point throughout the day.  This fair will be very informative about graduate level opportunities and programs as well as lots of freebies. ​
Monday, September 23, 2013​

Biomedicine Induction Ceremony

6:00pm -8:00pm 
El Gran Salon​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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