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Endowment Fund
Frontera de Salud has established an endowment fund to support our mission. If you are interested in making a contribution, please contact Kathlynn Joel-Reich at kjoel@utmb.edu or (409) 772-9391

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The Integrated Community Health Elective for Internal and Family Medicine residents is currently filling its elective slots.

More information.


Trip by UTMB, September 1998

Trip by UTMB, November 1998


BCHC Logo Brownsville Community Health Center - September 8th, 2004 grand opening of the satellite clinic located within Cameron Park.

On the web: www.tachc.org/tm_brnsvil.htm

What Frontera de Salud Student Officers say: Interviews with former officers from 2008-2009
Dr. John Ray, Dr. Kyler Elwell, and current officers
Miles Farr MSIV and Katrina Leonard, MSIV http://fronteraownwords.blogspot.com/

Streaming Videos
KGNS News segment from 12/01/2007.
Michael Moore filmed a segment for his film
"Sicko" in Cameron Park.
Health Fair (11 February 2007)
Channel 3 KIII reporting from
Corpus Christi: Andrew Whitman
Health Fair (11 February 2007)
Channel 6 KRIS reporting from
Corpus Christi: Lee Sausley
Newscast Diabetes Seminar (22 April 2006)
Channel 48 KNVO.
Reporting from Brownsville:
Liliana Velazquez
Health Fair (17 June 2006)
Channel 6 KRIS reporting from
Corpus Christi: Michael Dupre
Health Fair (17 June 2006)
Channel 3 KIII reporting from
Corpus Christi: Krystal Coates

Frontera visits the Capitol:
UTMB at Galveston and UTHSC San Antonio Frontera de Salud students visit the House Floor of the 80th Legislature on 19 February 2007

Journal articles:
  • The Bottom Line of Patient Care: Passing the Torch of Humanism" by: William B. Ewen, MD, and Jennifer Barnhill, MS4 published in Academic Physician & Scientist, January 2008.
  • "US-Mexico Border Health" The Lancet

  • Newspaper/Magazine articles:
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  • "A New Frontier for Diabetes", published 26 November 2009, American Profile
  • "Student Healers Know no Boundaries", published September 2009, Change Magazine
  • "Diabetes prevention funding heads to Cameron County", published 16 August 2009, The Brownsville Herald
  • "UT Southwest inquiry probes insulin myths", published 13 August 2009, The Daily Texan
  • Frontera de Salud to celebrate 10th anniversary with conference”, published 3 April 2008, The Daily News
  • "Grass Roots Medicine," The Brownsville Herald. Page 2. These are large (>2 MB) images.
  • "Program to Help Colonia Residents", published 4 June 2006, The Harlingen Valley Morning Star
  • The University of Texas System (Winter 2006) Students Expand the Boarders of Health
  • Colonia residents receive free health check-ups, Corpus Christi KRIS-TV (Channel 6) published On-Line 17 June 2006
  • "Program providing help to diabetics in Cameron Park," The Brownsville Herald
  • "Language is one crack in cultural divide" The Brownsville Herald
  • "Helping at Home," (360K file) The Houston Chronicle Smaller file here
  • "Frontera de Salud brings hope to uninsured patients," The Brownsville Herald
  • UTMB Quarterly, Winter 2000
  • "The two sides of Brownsville's growth," The Brownsville Herald
  • "Students provide free health care," Valley Morning Star
  • "Priest's presence in Cameron Park brings blessings," The Abilene Reporter-News
  • "Bottom's Up" Texas Monthly
  • "State program combats breast, cervical cancer," The Brownsville Herald
  • "Medical student right at home in Cameron Park," The Brownsville Herald
  • "Health care students bring hope to Cameron Park," The Brownsville Herald
  • "Church, clinic team up to provide health care in colonia," The Brownsville Herald

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