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. A new University of Texas System initiative – the South Texas Border Community Obesity and Diabetes Program – aims to address these major health issues through research, education and community engagement. The Regional Campus, along with Health Science Center campuses in San Antonio, Edinburg and Harlingen, will join forces with UT Brownsville, UT Pan American and Texas A&M International University in this effort. The initiative is led by Joe McCormick, M.D., vice president for South Texas Programs and regional dean of the UT Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health in Brownsville.