on Monday, August 26, 2013
The University of Texas at Tyler has completed the final step to establish a much-anticipated college of pharmacy in East Texas, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.
At its Aug. 22 meeting, the UT System Board of Regents officially created the college, which is to be named the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy in acknowledgement of a generous contribution from the Ben and Maytee Fisch Family Foundation.
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on Thursday, August 22, 2013
L to R: Chairman Gene Powell with Dr. Kenneth Shine.
The University of Texas System Board of Regents presented a Certificate of Appreciation to UT System Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Thursday morning and announced a new name for UT System’s health science education academy: “The University of Texas System Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Academy of Health Science Education.”
Dr. Shine, a formidable champion of many UT-led enhancements in health care education and research, will retire from his post this fall. During his tenure, he has implemented innovative initiatives that will forever leave their mark on the UT System.
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on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
In the latest in a series on health care workforce issues, Elizabeth J. Protas, Ph.D., vice president and dean of the School of Health Professions at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, discussed the allied health professions during the UT System Board of Regents meeting Wednesday morning.
The health professions, which encompass more than 80 disciplines that provide direct care or essential services to patients and other care providers, constitute 60 percent of the health workforce in Texas. Respiratory care, medical sonography, social work, public health and physical therapy are among the disciplines.
on Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The University of Texas at Tyler Ingenuity Center has been awarded an $11 million grant to expand afterschool programs administered to improve student performance in middle schools. This five-year grant, awarded by the Texas Education Agency, is the largest in the university's history.
The unique afterschool projects, called University Academies, are designed to offer direct afterschool academic assistance, as well as significant enrichment opportunities to disadvantaged middle school students – ultimately developing their levels of both college and career readiness.
on Monday, August 12, 2013
Twenty-two students from the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo and Houston will begin an innovative program this fall at The University of Texas-Pan American that is intended to cut the time needed to earn a medical degree to as little as six years.
The pilot program known as A PRIME-TIME (Accelerated Professionally Relevant Integrated Medical Education Transformation in Medical Education), or the APT program, is part of the larger UT System TIME (Transformation in Medical Education) initiative.
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on Thursday, July 18, 2013
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is the nation's top hospital for cancer care for the seventh straight year, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" survey.
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on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Latin American Law is being established within the School of Law at The University of Texas at Austin.
“We’re fortunate that UT Austin is where Sen. Hutchison has chosen to leave a legacy at this point in her career. This is an exciting new venture and new institution, and I thank everyone who has contributed to its creation,” said UT Austin President Bill Powers during a UT System Board of Regents meeting in Austin on Wednesday.
on Thursday, June 27, 2013
Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, M.D., will receive the Chair’s Award—one of the highest honors by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)—during the largest gathering of Latino leaders in the country on Oct. 2 in Washington D.C.
The Chancellor is being honored with the prestigious award for his accomplishments, leadership and outstanding service to the Latino community.
on Monday, June 24, 2013
Brent Iverson, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected president of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He was one of twelve outstanding educators inducted into the Academy's inaugural class on April 23.
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on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Taking technology commercialization to the next level was the topic for discussion when University of Texas System leaders met June 13 in Austin to review an assessment of needs at UT System institutions, including the potential establishment of a new entrepreneurial academy with the working title “StartUT.”
Currently, UT System receives a U.S. patent every two days, signs a commercialization agreement every three days and starts a new company every nine days.