President’s Cabinet Awards 

For more than 30 years, the President's Cabinet has provided a vehicle for UTMB and the community to work together to support these promising initiatives to improve health and well-being.

Frontera de Salud

N. Miles Farr, (MS4 Student)
School of Medicine

Supported by a President’s Cabinet award in 2000, this service organization was able to provide health care services to under-served patients in the Rio Grande Valley.  Now, 10 years later, this organization will continue its service in the Valley and expand its mission to the Galveston community.  To serve Galveston’s “working poor,” Frontera student volunteers – under the supervision of UTMB faculty preceptors - will host weekend health screening and outreach activities at the St. Vincent’s Clinic; provide primary care exams and screenings; and conduct home visits in coordination with community health promoters.  This expansion program will support: 12 mission trips to the Rio Grand Valley; 10 Frontera mission weekends in Galveston; education classes for student volunteers; a lecture series; and travel to regional and national meetings relevant to the program.

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