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Cynthia Catchings wants to put the focus on what she called one of the region’s biggest problems — domestic violence. In July, she took the job as executive director of the Family Crisis Center in Harlingen. “I want to create awareness about what we do and about domestic violence,” Catchings said. “People tell me, ‘I’ve […]

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Anne Stachura Assistant Professor of Spanish, UTPA had the pleasure of leading a service-learning trip to Playa Gigante, Nicaragua as the faculty advisor for Student Association for Medical Spanish(SAMS) at the University of Texas-Pan American.  Eleven undergraduate pre-med students and I spent the week living in a small rural town with local families while supporting the local […]

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  The Student Food Pantry, dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 28, will provide non-perishable food items once per week to currently enrolled students needing assistance. The pantry, which is located in Room 104 of the University Center, will be under the sponsorship of the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, and under the […]

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CHECK (Creating Healthy Eating Choices for Kids) will implement a health promotion program which focuses on healthy nutrition for school-age children and their parents from the Lyford community in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) of South Texas. The project will be a collaborative effort of The University of Texas-Pan American’s (UTPA) Border Health Office (BHO), Nursing Department and Dietetics […]

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  November is National Diabetes Month and November 14th was World Diabetes Day.  In observance of World Diabetes Day, The University of Texas-Pan American, COHSHS Border Health Office, Department of Nursing and Student Health Services along with the Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association offered free glucose and blood pressure checks at 14 locations from La […]

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“Excelencia in Education recently named the CPP as America’s top program for increasing achievement for Latino students at the graduate level. UT Pan American was selected from among 165 programs from 22 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, nominated at three academic levels: associate, bachelor, and graduate. Conceived and run by Excelencia in Education, this is […]

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OPERATION LONE STAR THANK YOU

The College of Health Sciences and Human Services (COHSHS) was excited to have a variety of disciplines represented during Operation Lone Star (OLS) 2013. OLS is a very strategic and important event for the medically underserved in our area. The College of Health Sciences and Human Services would like to recognize the efforts of all […]

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On March 21, 2013, UTPA graduate students from the College of Health Sciences and Human Services SEEP program assisted Ms. Doreen Garza (Executive Director of Border Health Office) and Dr. Shawn Saladin (Associate Dean & Professor) as they visited 4th Graders from De Escandon Elementary in Edinburg.   UTPA’s BHO (Border Health Office) created the […]

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A big congratulations to COHSHS Dean John Ronnau and Pharmacy Student Michael Garcia who won the Challenge of the Deans Freethrow Competition.

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