Academic Program Coordinator
c/o Department of Pharmacology, UTHSCSA
7703 Floyd Curl Dr.
Mail Code: 7764
San Antonio TX 78229-3900
Since the program requires research training throughout the academic year, five local institutions have partnered with UTHSCSA to enable this to occur. These institutions are:
Contact: Dr. Timothy Raabe, Professor and Chair of Biological Sciences
St. Mary’s University (StMU) is a private, independent Catholic university founded in 1852. It is the oldest and largest Catholic institution of higher education in the Southwest. StMU offers a BS degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, VChemistry, Earth Science, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Engineering Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Applied Sciences.
Contact: Dr. James Roberts, Professor & Chair of Biology
Trinity University is a highly selective, independent co-educational university with a strong academic reputation. Its mission is excellence in teaching, research, and service. Trinity provides an intensive and broad education primarily to undergraduates in the liberal arts and sciences, and select professional and pre-professional fields. Trinity is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. US News & World Report has ranked Trinity first among institutions of its type in the Western region for 19 years. Trinity has an undergraduate Neuroscience program that trains students in the disciplines of Biology, Psychology and Chemistry.
Contact: Dr. James Hall, Professor & Chair of Biology
Since its founding in 1911, the mission of OLLU has been to provide education opportunities in the liberal arts and sciences to women, minorities and disadvantaged students. The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, established at OLLU in 1986, underscores the commitment to education of minorities. Fostering an interest in science, and providing a solid foundation of skills and knowledge for students who will pursue graduate and/or professional school, or who will directly enter the scientific workplace, is a fundamental goal of the university.
Contact: Dr. Cristy MacKinnon, Professor of Biology
The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), founded by French nuns in the 1860’s, now encompasses multiple sites in San Antonio and campuses in China and Mexico. The school became Incarnate Word College in 1881 and was accredited by the State of Texas as an institution of higher learning. In 1996, it became a University, accredited to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. It is now Texas’ fourth-largest private university, with a total enrollment of 7,176.
Contact: Dr. Edwin Barea-Rodriguez, Associate Professor & Chair of Biology
UTSA serves the San Antonio metropolitan area of the South Texas region through programs and services offered from their campuses in the city. With nearly 29,000 students enrolled in 133 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, UTSA is the second-largest component in the University of Texas system. UTSA offers 64 bachelor’s, 48 master’s and 21 doctoral degree programs. The university’s three campuses provide access and opportunities for large numbers of historically underserved students. UTSA has a strong, international reputation in Neuroscience, with many world-class neuroscientists on their faculty. UTSA has a Neuroscience Institute that, among its other activities, hosts an excellent seminar series.
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