SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InGenesis is proud to announce "Soaring to a Healthier Tomorrow," a luncheon fundraiser for the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) School of Osteopathic Medicine. The luncheon, set for Friday, Sept. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oak Hills Country Club, will feature UIW Medical School Founding Dean Dr. Robyn Madson, DO, MPH, as keynote speaker. Madson will share plans for the future of this exciting new addition to UIW with key community leaders and corporate sponsors. The luncheon is hosted and underwritten by InGenesis.
"The UIW medical school will have a positive long-term impact on the health and wellbeing of Texas but it will also undoubtedly bring about job growth and revitalization within our community," said InGenesis president and CEO Veronica Muzquiz Edwards.
UIW President, Dr. Louis Agnese, Jr. said, "The medical school is an investment not only in San Antonio's future, but that of Texas. Our school will help address the shortage of primary care physicians in many parts of the state, especially South Texas. Because they are severely underrepresented in the medical profession, the school will also increase the number of Hispanics who become doctors."
Mayor Ivy Taylor shared with us, "I was happy when UIW opened the optometry clinic on the East Side and look forward to the new medical school on the South Side." She echoed Edwards' prediction of growth and revitalization to be brought about by this new school stating, "UIW's continued investment in our community not only stimulates education, jobs, and economic growth. It is also a stimulus for hope."
The UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine is anticipated to open Fall 2016, in the Brooks City Base community, bringing with it economic development opportunities for the greater San Antonio region. It will be the only medical school in Texas located at a faith-based university. Spanning almost 24 acres, the planned state-of-the-art facility will include seven buildings and nearly 600 parking spaces.
For more information regarding the upcoming "Soaring to a Healthier Tomorrow" luncheon, please visit the InGenesis website at: www.ingenesis.org/images/ingenesis/UIWSeptEvent.pdf.
InGenesis has achieved national recognition as an industry leader in the delivery of dynamic workforce solutions. InGenesis supplies Fortune 500, academic and government clients with advanced workforce management and talent acquisition services. Established in 1998, InGenesis has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies and one of the top job creators in the U.S. Our national presence, diverse service lines and expansive growth offer employees ample opportunities for professional growth and career development.
University of the Incarnate Word - The University of the Incarnate Word is a private liberal arts university with over 130 years of tradition educating diverse populations throughout the world within the context of faith. UIW is the largest Catholic University in the state and the fourth largest private university in Texas. At UIW, we are committed to shaping good minds of strong character that will expand our world, and our universe. Nearly 80 degrees are offered to the nearly 10,000 students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Students enjoy small classes and a close network of family-like relationships between students and professors. Committed to offering students a global experience, UIW continues to develop internationally and boasts a presence in Mexico and Germany as well as in San Antonio, and Corpus Christi. UIW is a leader in international education, with 135 "sister schools" in 45 countries. UIW is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.
Brooks City Base is a community of more than 1,200 acres planned for mixed-use development that includes residential, retail, office, and light industrial opportunities. Since its inception, the community has attracted 26 businesses including Mission Trail Baptist Hospital, DPT Laboratories, Texas A&M-San Antonio Brooks City Base, Grubb Engineering, the City/County Emergency Operations Center, the Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering Charter School, and a variety of restaurants and retail stores. For more information, visit www.brookscity-base.com.
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