Friday, November 15, 2019
  Research, Community, Announcements

By News and Internal Communications

McALLEN, TEXAS – The City of McAllen continued its support of The UTRGV School of Medicine with the presentation of a check for $1 million, 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the UTRGV Biomedical Research Building, 5300 N. L Street at the corner of Jackson and Dove in McAllen. McAllen, Hidalgo County and other area municipalities have committed to give money annually to support the UTRGV School of Medicine, as part of a memorandum of understanding UTRGV and UT System signed with those local governments in 2014. Dr. John H. Krouse, UTRGV executive vice president for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, said the money will be used specifically for the School of Medicine’s cancer immunology program housed in the Biomedical Research Building in McAllen. Shown here are (from left) McAllen City Commissioner Victor Haddad, District 5; Krouse; McAllen Mayor Jim Darling; Texas Sen. Juan ‘Chuy’ Hinojosa (D-20); and McAllen City Commissioner Javier Villalobos, District 1.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.