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UTRGV Med Student Has YouTube Success

Shawn Izadi, a second-year medical student at The UTRGV School of Medicine, has created a YouTube channel called “Beards & Scrubs” in which he conducts interviews and offers up advice to other medical students. (Photo by Silver Salas, UTRGV)

“Beards & Scrubs” has more than 10,000 views The University of Texas at Austin football stadium, The UTRGV School of Medicine, and thumbnails on YouTube – all places you might have spotted Shawn Izadi. The second-year UTRGV medical student and Coppell, Texas, native spends his days either in class, studying, or at the gym – when he’s not making YouTube videos. Izadi, 26, is the mastermind behind his appropriately titled…

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UTRGV Residency Clinic Opens in Mercedes

Dr. Miguel Tello, family medicine physician and associate program director for the Knapp/UTRGV Family Practice Residency Program, leads the new residency clinic. He is joined by Dr. Miguel A. Sanchez Rivas, Dr. Marita del Pilar Sanchez Sierra Marino, Dr. Diego Moreno, Dr. Eliana Costantino Burgazzi, Dr. Eddy Berges, and Dr. Carolina Gomez de Ziegler. (photo by Paul Chouy, UTRGV).

Counseling Services, Medical Care Available The new Knapp Medical Center/UTRGV Family Practice Residency Clinic is now offering counseling services in addition to medical care for patients of all ages. Located off Expressway 83 at 2810 W. Expressway 83 in Mercedes, the clinic includes 18 exam rooms and also provides mental health services. The clinic is under the direction of Dr. Miguel Tello, family medicine physician and associate program director for the Knapp/UTRGV…

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McAllen presents $1 million to School of Medicine

Funds approved “to support and ensure success” With a ceremonial check, the City of McAllen on Oct. 11 made a $1 million payment to the UTRGV School of Medicine in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding. “In order to help the entire Rio Grande Valley grow and improve: as a community, in business, and most importantly, in our health, then a strong and vibrant UTRGV School of Medicine is tantamount…

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UTRGV SoM Awarded $3.75 Million to Help Underserved

UTRGV medical student David Goldblatt administers a vaccine injection under the supervision of Linda Nelson, senior director of Clinical Operations for the School of Medicine, during a 2016 visit to the Indian Hills colonia. (Photo by David Pike, UTRGV)

Grant to develop three Area Health Education Centers The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine has received a $3.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to help increase access to primary healthcare in rural and underserved areas. The grant, which will allocate $750,000 per year for five years, will develop three Area Health Education Centers. The AHECs…

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Community Health Workers Ready for Work

The first cohort of promotores graduate from the South Texas Community Health Worker Training Network. (photo STC)

First cohort of promotores graduate The first cohort of promotores, or community health workers, have graduated from the South Texas Community Health Worker Training Network. The program offers training to people who want to serve their neighborhoods as community health workers. A collaboration between the UTRGV School of Medicine, Texas A&M University, South Texas College and the National Rural Health Association, the program includes 160 hours of training over three…

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UTRGV School of Medicine Update

Local healthcare leaders give UTRGV School of Medicine update to state legislators Dr. Leonel Vela, senior associate dean for Education and Academic Affairs at the UTRGV School of Medicine, recently provided an update on the SOM’s progress for visiting legislators. His address, along with others’, was part of a panel discussion during the Rio Grande Valley Partnership’s RGV Legislative Tour 2017. About 38 percent of the UTRGV School of Medicine’s…

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