Edinburg, TX (April 15, 2021) –Leadership from theBaylor College of Medicine, the state’s top–ranked medical school, visited with the key stakeholders at DHR Health and DHR Health Institute for Research and Development to discuss opportunities to continue to enhance existing collaborations that would benefit residents of the Rio Grande Valley.

The visit included DHR Health, DHR Health Institute for Research and Development and Baylor College of Medicine leadership that encompassed, Dr. Paul Klotman, president and executive dean, Dr. Mary Dickinson, senior vice president and dean of research, Dr. James McDeavitt, senior vice president and dean of clinical affairs, Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam, vice president for academic integration and senior associate dean for academic affairs, Stephanie Young, senior vice president, institutional advancement and Dr. Nancy Moreno, chair department of education, innovation and technology.

DHR Health, DHR Health Insitute for Research and Development and Baylor College of Medicine leadership.

“We already have ongoing research collaborations with investigators at the Baylor College of Medicine” said Dr. Manish Singh, chief executive officer at DHR Health. “This visit is to reaffirm our commitment to continue to enhance our partnership in research and to explore new opportunities in the areas of education and training”.   This collaboration is yet another example of how DHR Health continues to foster its partnerships with other academic and non-academic institutions to offer the most innovative and advanced clinical care to patient in the community.

“We are pleased to engage in discussions with DHR Health and DHR Health Institute for Research and Development leaders about the possibility of collaboration,” said Dr. Paul Klotman, president, CEO and executive dean of Baylor College of Medicine. “Baylor has had a presence in the Rio Grande Valley for many years, in education, clinical and research programs, and we are interested in exploring opportunities to expand our efforts.”

This growing partnership with Baylor College of Medicine would facilitate the expansion of translational research capabilities in signature areas of clinical excellence in our Institution” said Dr. Sohail Rao, president and chief executive officer, DHR Health Institute for Research & Development.  “This includes state-of-the art studies in the areas of trauma, neurosciences, such as stroke and dementia, cardiovascular care, cancer, liver disorders, metabolic disorders, such as obesity, diabetes and bariatric surgery and infectious diseases, pertaining to COVID-19, and drug resistant infections”.

Baylor College of Medicine focuses their efforts on improving health through science, scholarship and innovation. Through the collaborative research initiatives with DHR Health and DHR Health Research Institute for Research and Development will bring fundamental insights into human health and disease allowing application of their discoveries to develop new diagnostic tools and treatments to the Rio Grande Valley.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sohail Rao, president and chief executive officer at DHR Health Institute for Research and Developmentat (956) 362-2387 or visitdhrresearch.org

About DHR Health for Research & Development

DHR Health Institute for Research & Development, affiliated with DHR Health, is a nonprofit organized under the Federal Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c)(3). DHR Health Institute for Research and Development leads the way for innovative, state-of-the-art clinical research in the Rio Grande Valley. To learn more visit our website atwww.dhrresearch.org.

About DHR Health

DHR Health was founded in 1997 to help over 1.2 million residents resolve limited health care access challenges in a community that lacked public and county hospitals. Today, it is a modern, 500+ bed full-service health system serving over 280,000 patients annually, with 5500+ employees, over 650 physicians and more than 1,400 nurses dedicated to offering a full-continuum of care in over 70 different specialties and subspecialties. DHR Health proudly boasts the best specialty care in the region, a 24/7 functioning level-one trauma center, a robust clinical research division, and developing graduate medical education programs. DHR Health has revolutionized the health care landscape of the Rio Grande Valley and continues to raise the standard of care and transform the health care delivery model for the benefit all local residents. To learn more, visit our website atwww.dhrhealth.com.