When the Classroom setting is lacking, Enter the Mobile Lab. SEE MORE
May 15th, 2013 by gilpatrick
Dr. George Yanev has been selected for a Fulbright Specialist grant in the field of Public/Global Health at Medical University Plovdiv in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He will teach a course on Medical Statistics to Master’s level medical students, junior doctors, and researchers in the biomedical and pharmaceutical disciplines.
Anticipated outcomes from this grant include an upgraded curriculum and the development of new teaching materials in the area of biostatistics. This project will also stimulate further discussion and strategic planning in teaching statistics at the College of Public Health on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Priority areas include public health management and policy, medical psychology, epidemiology, and medical ecology.
Medical University Plovdiv is interested in establishing contacts for future collaboration towards creating a statistics curriculum between its College of Public Health and UTPA. The University currently has professional contacts with several U.S. academic institutions and looks for further expansion of existing collaboration in the area of public health education.
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May 14th, 2013 by gilpatrick
Two of our faculty members received faculty excellence awards at the university level in addition to the college level award.
Dr. Lokenath Debnath received the UTPA faculty excellence award for service.
Dr. Zhijun Qiao received the UTPA faculty excellence award for research.
Dr. Sean Lawton received a 3-year NSF grant in the amount of $118,167 for his proposal titled RUI: Applications of Non-Commutative Algebra to Character Varieties.
‘Kissing bugs’ suck the blood of their prey and pass on a potentially lethal parasite – Chagas disease – now very common in Latin America. They’re also found in Texas, where a scientist is trying to track the pest and assess its threat to humans. Dr. Teresa Patricia “Paty” Feria, Assistant Professor, Biology Deartment at The University of Texas-Pan Ameican, article was featured in USA TODAY NEWS see more
Mar 18th, 2013 by gilpatrick
PORT ISABEL — The man behind the skin mounts in Bass Pro Shops in Harlingen has a passion for taxidermy, but when it comes to doing work for a museum or an educational facility, he goes the extra mile. See more
Feb 6th, 2013 by gilpatrick
The University of Texas-Pan American Coastal Studies Lab will offer a two-day professional development teacher workshop Feb. 22-23 focused on the Arroyo Colorado.
A new science building for UTPA is already in the works after the first funding proposals were approved
Proposals for the $98 Million Science Buildings Annex cleared an initial hurdle with approval by University of Texas System regents Wednesday. SEE MORE
EDINBURG — A new initiative, aimed at increasing the numbers of math and science teachers, in public schools across the country has piqued the interest of many UTPA students. These college students are excited to be part of a national initiative at UTPA designed to fill the critical shortage of science and math teachers in public schools. The goal of the curriculum is to better prepare the future educators in hopes that they will help their students improve their learning and ultimately their scores.