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UTEP and TTUHSC El Paso to Announce Jointly Funded Borderland Health Research

Last Updated on June 22, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Originally published June 22, 2021

By UC Staff

UTEP Communications

What: Announcement of new research projects funded through UTEP/TTUHSC El Paso Joint Seed Grant Program.

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDRB), UTEP campus.

A partnership between The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) designed to expand health research in the Borderland is starting to yield tangible results. On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, UTEP President Heather Wilson and Roberto Osegueda, Ph.D., vice president for research at UTEP, will be joined by TTUHSC El Paso President Richard Lange M.D., M.B.A, and Deborah Clegg, Ph.D., vice president for research at TTUHSC El Paso, to announce the first set of projects to receive funding from the institutions’ Joint Seed Grant Program.

The joint projects exhibit the considerable breadth and scope of health-related research taking place at the partner institutions. They include a study that seeks to identify the local cultural factors that health care educators must address to prepare students for health care practice in the El Paso area, a search for new biomarkers to detect ovarian cancer in the early stages of disease, a collaboration to test a new antibody-based treatment against the virus that causes COVID-19 using blood samples collected in the El Paso community, which is about 83% Hispanic, and several other studies.

President Wilson, President Lange and many of the researchers being recognized will be available for one-on-one interviews at the conclusion of the announcement event.