Jan. 18, 2002
Volume XXXV, No. 3


Of Note


UTHSC faculty participate in, support student medical education programs

(L-R) Dr. Lauro Cavazos, professor in the department of family and community medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and AAMC/HPPI National Advisory Committee chair; Lois Colburn, assistant vice president and deputy director for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC); Dr. Steven A. Wartman, executive vice president for academic and health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine; Dr. Jaime R. Garza, associate professor of surgery and associate vice president for South Texas programs; Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa, Health Science Center president; Dr. Duane Proppe, associate professor of physiology and coordinator of the M.S. degree program in physiology for K-12 teachers; Dr. Gustavo Zardeneta, assistant professor and director of research in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery; Dr. Cervando Martinez, professor of psychiatry and director of community affairs and international activities; and Dr. Carlos Moreno, professor and chairman of family practice and community medicine at the UT-Houston Health Science Center, were among several Health Professions Partnership Initiative (HPPI) program directors from across the nation who participated in the third annual Joint Meeting of the HPPI and the Minority Medical Education Program (MMEP). The HPPI has 12 to 15 projects nationally that focus on minority high school and middle school students and teachers. The projects are designed to enhance science education, expose students to medicine and public health, and encourage other innovative activities at the K-12 level. The MMEP similarly consists of 11 national projects that target college students interested in medicine and public health. The projects sponsor academic enhancement and summer research activities for the students.