UTRGV to break ground on Institute for Neuroscience Nov. 6

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HARLINGEN, TEXAS (NOV. 4, 2019) –UTRGV will break ground on The Institute for Neuroscience, an interdisciplinary institute within the UTRGV School of Medicine, on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Harlingen.

The world-class clinical and research site, located at Haine Drive and North Whalen Road, will house clinics and diagnostic centers for numerous neuropsychiatric and aging disorders, as well as leading the way in clinical and laboratory research for the Rio Grande Valley.

The two-story facility will serve as an incubator to train future neurologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists. In the state-of-the-art space, clinicians and scientists will interact to develop and test new ideas for behavioral health and neurological care.

Over time, specialties available at the institute will include cerebrovascular disease, neuromuscular disease, memory disorders, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, other neurodegenerative diseases associated with aging and behavioral health issues across the lifespan.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.



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