Laredo News

Laredo Pediatric Dental Specialty Clinic promotes Dental care in children

October 2018

The UT Health San Antonio Laredo Pediatrics Specialty Clinic conducted dental screenings for children attending the Camilo Prada Learning Center at Laredo College South Campus. This event was lead by Dr. Kara Whittington with the goal to promote good oral habits and the importance of healthy teeth.

For more information on this and other activities please contact the UT Health San Antonio - Regional Campus Laredo at (956)523-7473 or email

Physician Assistant Studies Remote Education Program eyed for reopening

September 2018

The Laredo of Tomorrow - Educational Taskforce, Read for Life Initiative

September 2018

The Laredo of Tomorrow Read for Life theme for the month of September is "The Garden of Life".

During the month of September, school libraries will be promoting how to live a healthy lifestyle with books such as "Are you what you eat?", "Dieting and Nutrition" and many more.

Special thanks to the LISD Read for Life group for promoting this important initiative.

The Laredo of Tomorrow Coalition is an organizational entity actively working towards a healthier, better-educated community, committed to improving the quality of life.

For more information on this and another educational opportunities please contact us at (956) 523-7473 or email

Students at Texas A&M International University in Laredo now have a clearer path to earning an advanced degree in five higher-paying and much needed health professions in South Texas

September 2017

TAMIU and UT Health San Antonio signed a memorandum of understanding Sept. 8 for an early acceptance program beginning this fall.

Through the agreement, first-time TAMIU freshmen will be guided through courses and other requirements needed to earn a Bachelor of Science degree at TAMIU. After meeting the necessary requirements and a successful application process, students will then enter one of four master's degree programs or a doctoral degree program in the School of Health Professions at UT Health.

The programs include master's degrees in Physician Assistant Studies, Respiratory Care, Medical Laboratory Sciences and Occupational Therapy, as well as the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

"This agreement will provide a roadmap for successful entry into our health professions programs through TAMIU," said UT Health San Antonio President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP. "Students will know exactly which courses, volunteer work, applications and grade point averages are needed to meet entrance requirements, providing cost savings to students and their families. And the best part is that each student's success will translate into better health care for every patient they serve in the future," he said.

"This initiative has remarkable relevance for our students and the provision of health care in our region. Partnering with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio helps ensure that this collaboration provides TAMIU students with a broad range of high-impact and high-income degree options after they complete their Bachelor of Science degree here. It's a natural complement to our other health programs," added Dr. Pablo Arenaz, TAMIU president.

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Updated: Feb 12, 2019
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