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Providing Free Quality Medical Brigades to the Rio Grande Valley

First General Meeting
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
BLHSB 1.410 Brownsville Campus


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Legal Medicine & Ethics BMED 2103.90L CRN 25158 

If you need a 1-hour elective, BMED 2103.90L CRN 25158 Legal Medicine and Ethics is open and highly recommended.  This course is intended to give the student an overview of many topics in legal medicine and ethics. You will acquire an understanding of the similarities and differences in which medicine and law frame questions, address problems, and approach moral issues affecting the practice of medicine today. The course is offered fully online, so it won’t interfere with your on-campus course schedule. 

Want to earn $10 an hour in a job that works around your class schedule?

The Learning Center is currently seeking a qualified candidate to serve as a BMED CSHR Leader for BMED 1108 in Brownsville for Fall 2019. We would like to invite you to apply. 

Our requirements include having at least a 3.0 GPA and having taken the classes you wish to tutor and earned a grade of “A”. You must have at least 30 college credit hours and will also need two letters of recommendation from faculty. If you cannot supply the letters of recommendation immediately, please submit the remainder of the application and turn in the recommendation letters upon completion by faculty. Also please provide your Fall 2019 class schedule and unofficial transcripts.

If interested, please apply via the Handshake Portal with Job ID# 2139821. Completed applications may be turned in to Laura Greyson in BMSLC 2.108 or the main office BMSLC 2.118.

To learn more about the Learning Center visit or contact me directly at (956) 882-7004 in Brownsville.

TRiO Student Support Services
Cortez Hall 108 | 956-882-3804 | Brownsville Campus

We are Hiring English, Math, and Science Tutors for Fall 2019

What you will need:

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript (ASSIST)
  • Two faculty emails for references
  • Fall 2019 detail class schedule (from ASSIST)
  • UTRGV email


  • Must be a US Citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Enrolled for the fall 2019 term
  • Must have a semester and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • A minimum of 45-50 credit hours completed


* see handshake for more details.

Apply now on Handshake TRiO Student Support Services Tutor Job ID 2395696

For more information on how to use Handshake visit the Handshake for Students page.

What You Can Do With A Biomedical Sciences Degree?

Date: May 1, 2019
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Brownsville Campus Sabal 1.106

Come learn about possible professions, careers, and graduate programs you can consider applying to after obtaining your Biomedical Degree. We will be having a panel of individuals from different backgrounds talking about their route after graduating with a biomedicine degree.

Research Assistant I job opening in Edinburg

Dr. Blanca I. Restrepo, Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology is looking for a Research Assistant for her lab in Edinburg.

Position:  Research Assistant I, full-time (40h/wk)
Location:  Edinburg, TX

  • Academic position supported by a research project.
  • Activities include the conduct of laboratory research in Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) and BSL-3 laboratories with tuberculosis patients or their contacts. It involves managing Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria in the BSL-3 laboratory. Research activities include the processing or participant specimens (blood, urine, sputum) and careful documentation of participant information, laboratory results and specimens storage inventories using electronic data entry methods.
  • The research laboratory is located in Edinburg, TX. Activities may also include the enrollment of study participants from local clinics.
  • Ability to communicate in English is required. Communication in Spanish is ideal but not required.
  • Phlebotomy experience is ideal but not required.
  • Organization skills are very important.
  • Flexibility in working hours is required given that specimen processing depends on the timing of arrival of specimens from the field.
  • Excellent opportunity for professional growth in laboratory research.
  • Research Project goal: To understand the biological basis for higher risk of infections like tuberculosis in individuals with diabetes, HIV or old age.

Personal attributes for this job:

  • Someone who is motivated, eager to learn, open to new ideas.
  • Someone who is organized; to keep up with all the paper forms in files and updated, and the electronic records updated
  • Someone with “people” skills to interact with potential study participants and invite them to the study, and to interact and communicate well with the rest of the research team.
  • Someone who has self-discipline and is reliable in his/her quality of work and schedule
  • This is an excellent training and learning opportunity.

Guide for applicant to apply to UTHealth positions

Colors of Medicine is a UTMB School of Medicine free recruitment event for African American and Hispanic premedical students

When: Friday, April 5, 2019 from 1pm to 5pm
Where: UTMB campus, Jennie Sealy Hospital 2.506B
Mixer: 5pm to 7pm at the Jamail Student Center

Registrations is free. Registration is required to attend Colors of Medicine and the mixer.

For more information read the Colors of Medicine information flyer or visit their website:

BSA Event - Physician Assistant Panel

The Biomedical Sciences Association (BSA) is having a Physician Assistant Panel event.

Miriam De Leon, Esther Chavez, Melanie Vance, Cessya Sanchez

March 26, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
BLHSB 1.410

For more information: 

Independent Research (IR) courses

Due to the overwhelming requests from BMED students to register for Independent Research (IR) courses in specific faculty labs, the Health and Biomedical Sciences (HABS) office would like to clarify the process to request opening/registering in a new section. 

For students requesting Independent Research (IR) with specific faculty labs:

  • Arrange for a faculty member to send a request to the HABS chair with the IR (course name and number), cap size and employee ID.
  • Once HABS office creates it, the student will be informed via email with instructions so the student can self-register.

*Note: Students cannot be registered in two IR courses at the same time/semester.

AMSA's 2nd Annual Community Health Fair

AMSA's Annual Community Health Fair is a FREE community day event designed to motivate a healthy lifestyle filled with health services and activities for the entire family!

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 9am-12pm
Farmer's Market
1300 E. 6th St., Brownsville

Health services and events
  • Snacks & Refreshments
  • Nutritionist
  • Music
  • Zumba
  • Yoga 8am-9am
  • Dietary Experts

Health Care Screenings:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Glucose
  • Vision Screenings


The Biomedical Sciences Association (BSA) is having an event 

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: BLHSB 1.410

Presenter: Dr. Marguerite Dewitt, M.D., J.D. 
Dr. Dewitt is a Forensic Pathologist with a rich history in medicine and law. She will be able to offer a unique perspective to medicine. She is taking the time out of her busy schedule to come present to us, so we really hope you all would be able to attend, especially if you are not in class or anything. 

Biomedical Sciences Association
Presentation by Dr. Francisco Torres & Ms. Adriana Cavazos, LCSW

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm
BLHSB 1.410 

Local psychiatrist and Therapist will be discussing their journey into the medical field and answering important questions over how to better your chances of success while exploring the psychiatric field.

For more information Email: 

AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair

Thursday, February 21, 2019
11:00am-8:00pm U.S. ET

Explore more than 70 Medical schools.

Join between 11 AM and 8 PM (ET) from the comfort of your computer, laptop or mobile device:

  • Learn more about medical schools across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.
  • Speak directly with admissions officers and medical students.
  • Attend live presentations on:
    • Prepping for the MCAT® exam
    • Advice from current medical students
    • Tips from medical school admissions officers
    • Financing your medical education

After you register, you'll receive a promo code for 19% off of a subscription to the Medical School Admissions Requirements™ (MSAR®) website.

Learn more and register today!

Registration is free. Don't miss it.

This week, the Center of Excellence in STEM Education (C-STEM) will be hosting two events.

On Tuesday, February 12th - 12:15pm-1:15pm, we will feature the last workshop on Summer Research Opportunities.  

Deadlines are finalizing for many of the programs.  Come learn how to get paid for something that you love to do—conduct RESEARCH in your area and learn how to apply the knowledge that you have gained!! Students are provided with round-trip airfare, lodging, and a stipend between $3500-$5000 for 6 to 8 weeks in the summer.   

@EMAGC C-STEM 2.412 or, join this event through zoom:

Get a glimpse of some of the many opportunities by going to “Summer External Programs” at:

On Thursday, February 14th - 12:15pm-1:15pm, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we will have two TED talks:

  • “The Mathematics of Love” by Hannah Fry and
  • “Falling in Love is the Easy Part” by Mandy Len Catron

@ EMAGC C-STEM 2.412 or, join this event through zoom:

UT Health School of Public Health will be having an Open House for prospective Graduate students

UT Health School of Public Health will be having an Open House February 22nd from 9am-12pm at the Brownsville campus. This Open House is to inform prospective students of the graduate programs offered and the process for applying, etc.

Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation
IWRC International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

Interested in Veterinary Science?
An introductory two day course for beginning wildlife or novice rehabilitators seeking formal education with a half day hands-on lab! This class is meant to be a flipped classroom experience.

Where: Gladys Porter Zoo
When: February 16-17, 2019

Information flyer
Phone: 866-871-1869 ext. 2

The PRE MED Event of the Year! 

Altius is going to provide a Half-Tuition MCAT Scholarship for every premed student in UTRGV. Here's what you have to do to qualify, and it's pretty darn easy:

  1. Attend the Altius event on Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:00 PM - Edinburg Campus, SCNE 2.288. Altius will be presenting a FREE sample version of their interactive MCAT Problem-Solving Classes--the same learning method that helped produce an average MCAT score of 515.1 for Altius students last year. You must RSVP here:
  2. Eat FREE Chick-Fil-A sandwiches courtesy of Altius Test Prep.
  3. Receive your Half-Tuition MCAT Scholarship just for attending.

It's that simple. RSVP, Attend, Eat...and've got a Half-Tuition Scholarship!

We look forward to seeing all of you at this event. If you have additional questions about Altius' 1-on-1 Mentoring Programs, or your Half-Tuition Scholarship, we have provided Altius' contact information below:

Here's Altius' Contact Info: 
Office: 435.671.5783

UTRGV School of Medicine Research Symposium "Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap"

2018 SON Research Symposium

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Deadline for Registration and Abstract Submissions:
5p.m. Monday, July 16, 2018


For more information:


To anyone interested in a career in psychology

Graduate School Information Session College of Health Professions

Your invited to get information on the master's and doctoral programs this college offers! During this event you will get insider information on submitting a competitive application, financial aid and learn about the NEW scholarships and assistance opportunities. There will be program faculty available to answer questions and staff to assist you with starting your graduate application!

Brownsville Campus:

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
LocationSalon Cassia BMAIN 2.402  
RSVP to: Mari Montelongo,
Senior Graduate Recruiter 
Brownsville Campus, 956-882-7787,

 Edinburg Campus:

Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
LocationDining & Ballroom Complex (EDBCX)
RSVP to: Gianina Espinosa ,
Graduate Recruiter 
Edinburg Campus, 956-882-1951,

8th Annual ¡Vive tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving! 

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Dean Porter Park
501 E. Ringgold Street, Brownsville, Texas 78521
Expected Number of Participants: 4,000+

Brownsville Community Health Center has been selected by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health to host the national project Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving! This event has been created to promote healthy behaviors which will lead to good health for all families. We will partner with as many community entities as possible for this exciting event.

¡Vive tu Vida! Event Overview

¡Vive tu Vida! Booth Registration form

New accelerated program for College of Science and College of Health Affairs undergraduate students.

UTRGV is collaborating with UTHealth to provide a new accelerated curriculum in both Public Health and Biomedical Informatics. 

As opposed to the traditional four years of undergraduate work and two years of graduate study,
you can earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years.

The first cohort will start in the Fall of 2018. The deadline to apply for the Accelerated Master’s program is June 1, 2018. If you would like additional information, you may contact the UTH Program Manager Jeanette L. Broshears at 956-755-0678 or by email at

Deadline to apply is June 1, 2018.

Read more about the new UTRGV 4 + 1 accelerated program here. 

ENGL 2331.90L - Introduction to World Literature

This fully online course will be offered in Fall 2018 and fulfills the Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040) section of the core curriculum. 

ENGL 2331

American Pre Veterinary Medical Association - Brownsville Chapter


Medical Brigades to Peru

There are currently some open spots for the upcoming brigade to Cuzco, Peru. We would like to give this opportunity to students who are passionate about healthcare and would like to make an impact in underprivileged communities.

If you are interested please contact: or

Medical Brigades to Peru

Engaged Scholar Symposium Keynote Speaker Dr. Melissa Reynolds

Dr. Melissa ReynoldsOn behalf of the Office of Engaged Scholarship & Learning, we invite you and your students to join us at The Engaged Scholar Symposium (ES2), taking place on April 10 in Brownsville and April 11 in Edinburg. ES2 is the largest multidisciplinary gathering of undergraduate scholars in South Texas and was conceived to share and celebrate multidisciplinary undergraduate research, service learning, and creative works projects. Presentations will be hosted all-day, starting with our Keynote, Dr. Melissa Reynolds from Colorado State University, at 9:25 am on both days.

Melissa Reynolds, Ph.D., is an outstanding scholar of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering. She has developed new approaches to address long term biocompatibility and prevent biofouling on surfaces. These efforts have included collaborative and fruitful discussions with clinicians, manufacturers, engineers, and chemists. By bringing together the various parties, her team addresses the key scientific questions at the same time as the clinical challenges. She currently serves as the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Natural Sciences and is an Associate Professor in Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering at Colorado State University. We are pleased to announce that she will be our keynote speaker at the upcoming Engaged Scholar Symposium, where she can address students about the importance of getting engaged in research. 

Brownsville Chapter - American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association

A new pre-veterinary club that aims in helping and informing prospective veterinary students about the needed coursework and field demands. The club will also help students add community service related to the pre-veterinary field. American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association information flyer 

Baylor College of Medicine - Admissions Seminar
Baylor College of Medicine Admissions Seminar - February 14

February 14, 2018
5:00pm | Room BSABH 1.104

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Jesus G. Vallejo, MD
Professor of Pediatrics | Associate Dean of Admissions

Students will benefit learning what it takes to be successful in a professional career and a good candidate for the Baylor College of Medicine.

RSVP: or

UTRGV School of Medicine Research Seminar Series

Byungwoo Ryu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pathology, Boston University School of Medicine - "Epigenetic roles in the malignant progression of melanoma and targeted-therapy resistance."

Date: January 25, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm  
Location: Edinburg Medical Education Building 1.203

For more information read the info flyer here: UTRGV SOM Research Seminar Flyer.