Announcements

Connections in Narrative Medicine a blog by Columbia Narrative Medicine

Columbia Narritive Medicine will be having a series of online workshops via Zoom because of the pandemic. The first ones are on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. They are also starting a free book club (on "The Plague") on Monday as well.
For more information: https://narrativemedicine.blog/

Online Clinical Micro being offered Summer I 2020 - If you still need to take clinical microbiology which is a prerequisite for nursing, CLS, and other health majors, the College of Health Professions is now offering Clinical Microbiology in Healthcare fully online for Summer I 2020.   Please register for both Lecture CLSC 2429-90L and Lab CLSC 2429-AL.  Registration begins February 28, 2020.


A message from Dr Nair, the Chair of the Department of Health & Biomedical Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Health & Biomedical Sciences!  We offer several programs that provide an excellent education in the health and biomedical sciences, which are suited for careers in health and biomedical science professions, research and education. Intellectual development of the student is enhanced using innovative tools such as technology assisted hybrid courses, team based and case study based interactive classes and hands on research, clinical lab  and clinical site experiences. We believe in an integrated approach to education and research and the faculty and staff are committed to helping students succeed through mentoring and providing opportunities for research in their laboratories. Faculty research includes investigations in neuroscience (neurobiology of addiction, learning and memory, protein trafficking), bioengineering, cancer biology, phylogenetics, medicinal plants, bone health and nutrition, chronic (obesity and diabetes) and infectious diseases and medical education. We are committed to serving Rio Grande Valley through education, research and service.