The University of Texas-Pan American will host the third International Conference on Health Issues March 8, followed by a three-day National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Cancer Institute grantwriting workshop.
The one-day conference provides a forum of international exchange of health-related information and research. It also brings together physicians, health educators, nurses and other health care providers for possible future collaboration in health care research, service and education.
Internationally known speakers will present new research related to health issues affecting the world, especially diseases prevalent in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and Mexico. Experts in diabetes, infectious diseases and cancer highlight the agenda, along with a panel of experts from Mexico and the United States who will discuss health economics.
The three-day grants and contracts workshop will provide colleges, universities and institutions with substantial minority student enrollment the expert training and consultation to negotiate and secure NIH contracts. It also will provide opportunities for partnerships that enhance teaching, research and community development at Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal and Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the communities they serve.
Registration for the conference and workshop is $75, $15 for students. For more information, contact the College of Health Sciences and Human Services at 956/381-2292 or 318-5235.