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Texas A&M Health Science Center to kicked-off National Public Health Week events in McAllen

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From left, South Texas College Administrator for High School Programs and Services Nicolas Gonzalez, Texas A&M Health Science Center CEO Dr. Brett Giroir, STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed, Congressman Ruben Hinojosa, STC Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Anahid Petrosian and City of McAllen Mayor Jim Darling.
From left, South Texas College Administrator for High School Programs and Services Nicolas Gonzalez, Texas A&M Health Science Center CEO Dr. Brett Giroir, STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed, Congressman Ruben Hinojosa, STC Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Anahid Petrosian and City of McAllen Mayor Jim Darling.

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Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) representatives joined Mayor Jim Darling, who read a proclamation declaring April 6 – 12 as National Public Health Week in McAllen.

This was followed by the signing of an articulation agreement with South Texas College (STC) to facilitate STC students’ ability to pursue a bachelor’s degree in public health from the TAMHSC School of Public Health. This launches the first undergraduate degree opportunity in public health in McAllen.

Dr. Brett Giroir, CEO of TAMHSC and Dr. Jay Maddock, dean of TAMHSC School of Public Health, also joined Mayor Jim Darling and Dr. Shirley Reed, president of STC to kick off Public Health Week in McAllen.

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Since 1995, the first full week of April has been celebrated as National Public Health Week in the United States. The week offers an opportunity to recognize the contributions of public health workers and highlight issues important to improving the public’s health.

Texas A&M Health Science Center is Transforming Health through innovative research, education and service in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and medical sciences. As an independent state agency and academic unit of Texas A&M University, the health science center serves the state through campuses in Bryan-College Station, Dallas, Temple, Houston, Round Rock, Kingsville, Corpus Christi and McAllen.

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