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UTMB Surgery in the Community: President's Cabinet Award for Local Literacy Program

Sep 27, 2022, 09:58 AM by UTMB Surgery

Abe DeAnda, Jr., MD, FACS, FAHA (Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery) and several UTMB faculty have championed a  President's Cabinet Award for the SMART Family Literacy program titled: "SMART Heart Partners-Starting Early to Build Healthy Adult Hearts." 

SMART Family Literacy Inc. is a Galveston-based volunteer organization that works with elementary school students to promote literacy and health. A number of UTMB faculty are members of the Board of Directors, and Dr. DeAnda recently served as the President of the Board of Directors.

The President's Cabinet Award provides seed grants to programs to deliver compassionate care, encourage novel biomedical research, and prepare future leaders for the health professions. The President's Cabinet has provided over $6 Million in seed grants to more than 175 developing programs in our community since 1993.


Learn more about The President's Cabinet award at UTMB Health