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Elias Villarreal display the PA program’s use of iPads, simulation dummies and other technologies in patient treatment.

Master of Physician Assistant Studies program earns second ‘distinguished’ nod from Apple


The Department of Physician Assistant in the College of Health Affairs at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley continues a legacy of success built on 16 years of dedication to providing certified Physician Assistant graduates who serve the medical needs of Valley communities.

Dr. Jasim Uddin (at center) is co-PI on a six-figure grant from the DoD f

UTRGV awarded six-figure DOD grant for advanced textile research and development


Dr. Mohammed Jasim Uddin has been in the Rio Grande Valley for less than two years, but in that time, he has been involved in a project that could revolutionize clothing worn by the U.S. military.

Buford Lessley earns state recognition for research on Brownsville resacas

UTRGV master’s candidate earns state recognition for research on Brownsville resacas


Buford Lessley, a master’s candidate in the School of Multidisciplinary Sciences at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has earned Best Graduate Student Presentation honors at the annual conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration-Texas Chapter, for his work on resacas in Brownsville.


UTRGV School of Medicine’s South Texas Interprofessional Team Collaborative for Health (STITCH)

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine continued its commitment to serving the Indian Hills community Nov. 17 with a health clinic at La Iglesia de los Hechos where medical residents and other health care professionals provided care to 57 residents.

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Rio Grande City

UTRGV's Starr County Upper-Level Center in Rio Grande City offers courses in bilingual education, criminal justice, history, English, and anthropology.

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Our 186-acre campus in Edinburg features a new Wellness Center, new residence hall, and a covered walkway that spans the perimeter of campus.

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The McAllen Teaching Site offers education and business courses, primarily serving professionals in the city of McAllen.

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Harlingen is home to the Regional Academic Health Center and UTRGV's 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Smart Hospital and technology complex.

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South Padre Island

UTRGV's Coastal Studies Lab is located on South Padre Island, serves as our marine biology laboratory, and offers graduate level biology courses.

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Our 320-acre campus in Brownsville provides students with state-of-the-art facilities and technology, as well as beautiful architecture and a scenic oxbow lake.

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