UT Rio Grande Valley Receives $38 Million for THRIVE Hub

UT Rio Grande Valley Receives $38 Million for THRIVE Hub

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has announced a $38 million gift from Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation in support of a new medical hub focused on improving health outcomes in the region.

A collaboration between the university's departments of human genetics, neuroscience, neurology, pediatrics, and surgery, the Transform Health Research In the Valley and Elsewhere (THRIVE) hub will provide high-quality, evidence-based medical services to residents of the Rio Grande Valley and bring new researchers, clinicians, and grant funding to the region. The largest single gift ever to UTRGV or an institution of higher education in South Texas follows a $15 million gift from the foundation to the university in 2017 to help establish the Institute of Neurosciences.

"This is a monumental gift with extraordinary impact," said UT System chancellor James B. Milliken. "The partnership between Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation and UTRGV is life-changing because it's serving as a catalyst for scientific discovery that will directly and specifically benefit the people of South Texas. We are profoundly grateful to the Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation for its investment in the Rio Grande Valley and for its confidence in UTRGV to carry out a shared mission to transform health care in this region."

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"UTRGV Announces $38 Million Gift From Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation." University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Press Release 02/12/2020.