EDINBURG, Texas – The Junior Clinical Research Internship Program launched by Region One Education Service Center’s Gear Up team and DHR Health Institute for Research & Development is garnering even more praise.

First, Dr. Manish Singh, CEO of DHR Health, called the summer program the “most heartwarming and most humbling and most fulfilling event” he had attended all year. 

Then, the president and CEO of DHR Health Institute for Research & Development, Dr. Sohail Rao spoke highly of it in a Zoom interview with Rio Grande Guardian International News Service healthcare reporter, Julia Rodriguez.

Now, Sonia A. Falcon, senior vice president of Lone Star National Bank and director of Region One ESC for Place 4 (Hidalgo County) has praised the program. She did so at an accountability report public hearing. 

“We are planting seeds that are going to blossom and grow,” Falcon said, referring to the internship program.

Here are her remarks:


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