University of Texas Rio Grande Valley leaders have recruited a 22-person research team to establish the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute.
University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa addresses the audience during today’s news conference announcing the South Texas Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute. The institute will be part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Also shown (from left) are UTRGV President Guy Bailey; Sarah Williams-Blangero, director of the institute; Pedro Reyes, UT System vice chancellor for academic affairs; and Kenneth Shine, special adviser to the chancellor.
Unless you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the Ebola virus or have traveled to Africa in recent months, you don’t need to worry about contracting the disease, local health officials say.
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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas staff line the drive that exits the emergency room as they wait for an ambulance carrying Nina Pham to depart today in Dallas. Pham, a nurse at the hospital, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of the same virus.
UT Brownsville has paid about $8,000 in repairs after a parking lot light pole fell on two cars while students were inside of them.
The incident occurred on Aug. 20 in the parking lot across the street from Main Building.