The Paso del Norte Region has come together in an unprecedented manner to create a unified community research agenda that will catapult our burgeoning healthcare and life sciences industry far beyond what more experienced communities have been able to accomplish in more extended time frames.
Longtime informal partnerships and synergies have laid the foundation for strong formal collaborative efforts between different state institutions such as UTEP and Foster School of Medicine, as well as between neighboring states and countries – New Mexico (New Mexico State University) and Chihuahua, Mexico (Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez). Nonprofit organizations, such as the MCA Foundation, the Paso del Norte Group, and Regional Economic Development Corporation, and private industry have amplified the community research agenda through financial and leadership support. Private and nonprofit hospitals serve as sites for clinical trials and education, making research efforts realities for the community. Moreover, the military has opened its doors to joint research and education through William Beaumont Army Medical Center to advance the region’s common goals.
Through these collaborations that focus on the region’s population – Hispanic, bi-national and military – our community research agenda proves strong, viable, unique and in demand. We will one day soon be seen as the leader in diabetes, obesity, infectious disease, trauma and mental health research.
William Beaumont Army Medical Center