Texas A&M University System Health Science Center leaders will recognize McAllen Mayor Leo Montalvo, the McAllen City Commission and Ramiro Casso, M.D., at a presentation at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, at the South Texas Center, 701 E. Vermont Street, in McAllen.
Nancy W. Dickey, M.D., president of the Health Science Center and vice chancellor for health affairs for the A&M System, will present framed resolutions signed by the A&M System Board of Regents recognizing the mayor and city commission’s contributions toward establishing the South Texas Center, including donating land for the center’s facility and financing the construction of the building. Dr. Dickey also will recognize long-time local physician Ramiro Casso, M.D., for his role in the initiation and development of the South Texas Center.
Following the presentations, Dr. Dickey will introduce Juan F. Castro, M.D., the new interim director of the South Texas Center, and give a brief update of health science center activities across the state.
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its five components located in communities throughout Texas are Baylor College of Dentistry, the College of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology and the School of Rural Public Health.

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