UTRGV School of Medicine granted multiple NIH awards for research
- The UTRGV School of Medicine has received five awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research on various neurobiological studies, including chronic pain, neurodegenerative diseases, HIV and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Wednesday, January 31, 2024
- School of Medicine
Welcome from the Dean
It is a great privilege to be part of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine. UTRGV and the SOM are having a significant impact on the region through innovative medical education programs, advanced research, and high-quality clinical services. We develop medical students, residents, and scientists into the future providers and leaders who will advance our mission: improving the healthcare of the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.
We achieve our mission through education, clinical care, discovery, leadership, and service. At UTRGV SOM, we are developing the next generation of servant leaders, diverse physicians and scientists, and compassionate healthcare providers. We have medical residents serving in 7 hospital-based training programs across the Rio Grande Valley, and new programs underway to meet the region’s demand for quality primary and specialty care physicians.
We will positively impact the lives of so many by taking care of the people of the Rio Grande Valley - now and in the future. Being named Dean of this school with such an important mission is an incredible honor. I see my purpose as being a servant leader in providing support to the incredibly talented students, faculty, and staff who impact the patients of the RGV. The UTRGV SOM is an evolving medical school I am privileged to be part of SOM’s transformative growth and ability to offer expert training to its diverse learners.
I look forward to welcoming you to UTRGV SOM and empowering you to find your niche in medical research and clinical training. Through a strong commitment to serving the needs of the community, quality education, and patient care, we will transform the region.
Michael B. Hocker, MD, MHS
Dean, UTRGV School of Medicine
At UTRGV School of Medicine, our research teams are conducting innovative medical research to improve the quality of health for families of the Rio Grande Valley and beyond. We are advancing multidisciplinary research at all of our labs and institutes across the Rio Grande Valley to help bring new treatments and medical advances for improving health care.Explore Research
UT Health RGV, the clinical practice of the UTRGV School of Medicine, offers a variety of primary and specialty care services to people of all ages. With over 120 board certified and fellowship-trained doctors providing more than 30 medical specialties across 20 locations valley wide, discover how UT Health RGV is transforming the quality of patient care in the RGV.Visit UT Health RGV
The UTRGV School of Medicine is dedicated to building a healthier and stronger community. Our initiatives such as the UniMovil mobile health clinic and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) provide primary and preventative care services to patients in medically underserved areas as part of our mission to improve the health of individuals and families in the Rio Grande Valley.Learn More
A Holiday Gift Guide: December hosts National Safe Toys and Gifts Month
- December is certainly a month of gift-giving, a time to celebrate the holidays and, for children, a time to enjoy and share new toys. For anyone giving toys as gifts this month – which is also National Safe Toys and Gifts Month –...
- Wednesday, December 20, 2023
- School of Medicine