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Kleberg Foundation and Scholars

Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation and Scholars honored

May 2006

Helen Kleberg Groves (seated center) of the Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation is honored by (seated L-R) Juan Trevino, M.D., President Cigarroa, James Hanley, III, M.D., and Mario E. Ramirez, M.D., during a February reception/dinner in McAllen. Also recognized were the outstanding resident physicians at the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) who are the 2005-2006 Kleberg Medical Scholars. They are pictured (standing) with Leonel Vela, M.D., (fifth from left) regional academic dean for the RAHC. The Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation gave $1.46 million four years ago to establish the Kleberg Medical Scholars Program, which is thriving today.

The issues that most affect the Lower Rio Grande Valley are under study by internal medicine residents from the RAHC Medical Education Division, operated by the Health Science Center Medical School in Harlingen.

Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen assists the program as the primary inpatient teaching facility for the residents. Su Clinica is the primary ambulatory care teaching facility.


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