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Biology Honors Senior Looks Forward to Practicing Compassionate Health Care in the Rio Grande Valley

Biology Honors Senior Looks Forward to Practicing Compassionate Health Care in the Rio Grande Valley

Biology honors senior Brian Chavez is one of a select few in the graduating Class of 2022 that The University of Texas at Austin chosen to highlight this year on UT News and this month's Texas Newsletter. The news team picked students who have made the most of their opportunities at UT and stand ready to create a brighter tomorrow.

Brian's motivations were clear from early on:

To the future patients of Brian Chavez — you'll be in good hands. The biology honors major in the Health Science Scholars program desires to treat patients the same way he remembers doctors treating his grandparents — with kindness and respect. Growing up just down the road from his grandparents, Chavez was heavily involved in their health care journey.

"My grandparents were such a huge part of my life," the Rio Grande Valley native says. "As they got older, I started seeing the health impacts that cancer and heart failure had on them. Where I grew up, there are a lot of geographic barriers that prevent people from getting the right access to medicine. Seeing that during my high school years really shaped what I wanted to do with my life."

Whether helping co-found the Latinx Honors Student Association, conducting research in our Freshman Research Initiative or helping direct health and wellness policy in Student Government during the pandemic, Brian got a head start when it comes to changing the world. 

Learn more about this outstanding Longhorn and his plans for the future in the full story from UT News.


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