Dr. Joaquin Cigarroa Jr., Blas Castañeda to be recognized for service to AHEC’S mission

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Dr. Joaquin Cigarroa Jr. and Blas Castañeda will be honored at the 2017 AHEC Academic Programs Dinner on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at La Posada Hotel.

The Honorees were selected for their strong support and commitment to the Area Health Education Center in its early years.

Both honorees were instrumental in setting the solid foundation that has allowed AHEC to grow and most importantly, to touch the lives of thousands in the communities of Webb, Zapata, Jim Hogg, LaSalle, Dimmit, and Duval counties.

“Their continued support of AHEC and their exemplary service in their respective fields has made a significant difference in AHEC and its mission of better health services for the families of our communities” remarked Julie Bazan, AHEC executive director.

For additional information about this event, please contact Bazan at (956) 712-0037 or email her at bazanj@uthscsa.edu

The Area Health Education Center of the Mid Rio Grande Border Area is an outreach program under the UT Health San Antonio and is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to enhance the quality of life of the region by increasing the number of well-trained health care workers; enhancing academic resources; and fostering a healthy life style through community education programs. For additional information about AHEC and its menu of programs, visit www.mrgbahec.org

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