Laredo News


Miles of Smiles-Laredo is a School of Dentistry public health program for children living in Webb County.
Regional Campus in Laredo to focus on obesity, diabetes
Nearly half of adults in the Texas border region are obese and 30 percent have diabetes.
Regional Campus in Laredo holds healthy aging conference, draws nearly 200
Nearly 200 citizens of Laredo and South Texas attended a daylong conference March 4 to learn about healthy aging at the Regional Campus of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Browse previous and upcoming Ground Rounds Grand Rounds is presented live every Wednesday at the UT Health Science Center, Laredo Regional Campus, room 1.106 Academic Building from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Participants can also watch LIVE ONLINE. Most presentations are also available for CME credit. To view an archived presentation online for CME, participants must first log on through the CME portal

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Laredo Campus


  • March 4, 2017 - Aging Conference 8:00am-12:00pm

South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Project

STEER ProgramThe South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Project is a community based research program that addresses the increased prevalence of diabetes and obesity in the Laredo community, identifying the risk factors in the population and designing intervention programs. The goal is to improve the health of today's families working toward healthier future generations.

In 2001, the research started at the Brownsville Regional Campus of the University of Texas, School of Public Health under the direction of Dr. Joseph B. McCormick, MD, MS. In the first 10 years, a cohort of near 3000 citizens was collected. The information gathered has provided significant information about the prevalence of the diabetes and obesity epidemic in this South Texas Region. In addition, it has been the basis for the origination of over 10 million dollars in research funds.

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Greetings from the Regional Dean

Dr. Gladys KeeneThe Regional Dean's Office is responsible for the loan and scheduling of all spaces in the D. Hachar and Academic Buildings. Included in this responsibility is the assignment of rooms for classes and reservation of space for student, faculty, staff and university events. We also coordinate the housing of university students who are involved in required rotationst in the Laredo community. We are also responsible for Community Outreach to promote the Educational Programs and service available.

Gladys G. Keene, MD, MPH

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Updated: 7/25/2017
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