Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant



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HHMI Grant
The University of Texas-
Pan American
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Edinburg, TX 78539
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Administration, Evaluation & Faculty

The HHMI Grant program is administered through the College of Science and Engineering.


The program is under the direction of the HHMI Advisory Committee:

Dr. Hassan Ahmad Chair of Chemistry Department - HHMI Principal Investigator
Dr. John Villarreal Professor of Chemistry, Assistant Dean College of Science and Engineering
Dr. Mohammed Farooqui Professor of Biology, Chair of Biology
Dr. Charles Harlow Bentsen Chair in Electrical Engineering


Collaboration with Purdue University, The University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio, and The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston has been established to provide training and instruction in the management of equipment in the core laboratory and to give UTPA students additional opportunities for research.


The grant utilizes a subset of its seminar speakers to review faculty research and the UTPA academic program. These visiting scientists evaluate the instructional programs in biology and chemistry and make necessary recommendations for continued improvements. In addition, program assessment, is performed during each academic semester by a Program Committee, which consists of the program director and participating UTPA faculty. Two external evaluators are also appointed by collaborating institutions to assess the program on a yearly basis.

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