Announcements


Online Clinical Micro being offered Summer II 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 II 2020.   
Please register for both Lecture CLSC 2429-90L and Lab CLSC 2429-AL.  Registration is currently open.

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.


Important Links:

Summer Relief Package: https://link.utrgv.edu/summer-relief-package/

Student Emergency Fund: https://www.utrgv.edu/studentlife/student-resources/financial-hardship-resources-for-students/student-financial-hardship-fund/index.htm

Some Pass/No Pass FAQs: https://www.utrgv.edu/ucentral/grades-and-transcripts/college_of_ed_teacher_prep/index.htm

President Bailey on Pass/No Passhttps://www.utrgv.edu/coronavirus/updates/2020-04-03-4/index.htm

Pass/No Pass Article: https://www.utrgv.edu/newsroom/2020/04/17-utrgv-implements-pass-no-pass-grading-option-for-spring-semester.htm

Student Summer Employment: https://www.utrgv.edu/careercenter/students/student-employment/index.htm

Teacher Certification FAQs: https://www.utrgv.edu/cep/educator-preparation-and-accountability/faq/faq-testing-certification/index.htm#item2

UTRGV Student Assistance Program: https://www.utrgv.edu/hr/_files/documents/forms/resources/benefits/student-asst-prog.pdf

Did you purchase a computer, laptop or tablet this academic year?  You may be eligible for a Cost of Attendance adjustment: https://www.utrgv.edu/ucentral/_files/documents/fin-aid/1920/cost-of-attendance-adjustment-computer-purchase.pdf

UTRGV Counseling Center offering tele-counseling, new support group, crisis line: https://www.utrgv.edu/newsroom/2020/03/26-utrgv-counseling-center-offering-tele-counseling-new-support-group-crisis-line.htm

UTRGV Graduate College is waiving or suspending certain requirements for admission: https://www.utrgv.edu/newsroom/2020/03/31-utrgv-waiving-gre-other-testing-for-masters-and-doctoral-programs.htm

IT Support: https://support.utrgv.edu/TDClient/1849/Portal/Home/


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.