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Translational Research Seminar Series

Dr. E. Lizbeth Mellin Sanchez, M.D. - Assistant Professor - Biochemical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - “Rotten Eggs and Homocystinurias”


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.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has been selected as one of the Best Online Master's in Health Science programs for 2018!

Congratulations to the Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences! Their Master of Science in Health Sciences programs has been ranked #7 in the U.S.

Best Online Master's in Health Science Programs


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

Welcome to the Department of Health and 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.