MCA President Emma W. Schwartz Appointed to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board by Governor Greg Abbott

October 9, 2019

Emma W. Schwartz, President of the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation (MCA) was appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) by Governor Greg Abbott for a term set to expire on August 31, 2025.

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City Officials Tour VA Wellness Clinic Due to Open Early 2020

August 23, 2019

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and State Representative César Blanco, along with other important community members, tour South-Central VA Wellness Center with the MCA Foundation.

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UTEP receives $400K to study converting wastewater to potable water

August 7, 2019

The Center for Inland Desalination System (CIDS) at The University of Texas at El Paso has received a $400,000 Desalination and Water Purification Research grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to study desalination of water for direct potable reuse or converting municipal wastewater to drinking water.

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The MCA Receives $300,000 EDA Grant to Create an Innovation Center Seed Fund

July 25, 2019

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced the winners of the EDA’s Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Seed Fund Support grant competition this week, naming the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation as a recipient of a $300,000 grant.

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UTEP scientists sniff out cancer

July 7, 2019

Inspired by dogs’ uncanny sense of smell, a team at UTEP is developing a new test for prostate and kidney cancer

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5 Nurses Making Waves in Healthcare Innovation

July 2, 2019

From socks that monitor heart failure to a tool that aims to predict developmental outcomes in newborns, nurse innovators around the world are developing solutions with the potential to change human health. Meet five nurses who are transforming what it means to be on the frontlines of care.

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The MCA Celebrates National Nurses Week with Ernesto Holguin

May 8, 2019

The MCA highlights RN Ernesto Holguin as CEO and Founder of OTEN Medical and his journey from nurse to nurse-innovator-entrepreneur.

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The MCA Innovation Center Welcomes Kathleen Cahill, The New Mentor-In-Residence

April 5, 2019

Former hospital CEO Kathleen Cahill has become the MCA Innovation Center's new Mentor-In-Residence where she will be providing help and expertise to participants in the Innovator and Startup Programs.

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OTEN Medical Attends the SXSW Conference as an MCA Ambassador

April 5, 2019

OTEN Medical travels to Austin, Texas to participate in the SXSW conference and represent the MCA Innovation Center as an ambassador.

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Singularity University Launches Chapter in El Paso, Texas

March 25, 2019

The MCA is proud to be a strategic partner to the local Singularity University chapter that seeks to bring exponential technologies and innovation to El Paso.

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STEM As A Start

March 12, 2019

Investing in our Future. The MCA takes steps towards educating the youth of the region on STEM fields as possible career options.

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Women In Innovation

March 8, 2019

The MCA highlights Dr. Malynda Cappelle as the first woman entrepreneur to join and graduate from the MCA Innovation Center program.

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MCA Awards Funds to Startups

October 22, 2018

The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation hosted its second investor pitch event of the year where startups from its first Proof-of-Concept Competition vied for a total of $50,000 in pre-seed funding.

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MCA travels to Boston for 2018 BIO International Convention

June 8, 2018

The MCA Foundation was in Boston this week to showcase El Paso’s biotechnology and life sciences sectors at the world’s largest biotechnology conference, the BIO International Convention.

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The future of the medical device industry

November 12, 2017

To accelerate the growth of the medical device industry, some of the region’s largest manufacturers are working with the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation and universities to establish a medical “cluster.” The effort aims to establish the Borderland as a hive of medical-device innovation.

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MCA grooms 11 startups

October 30, 2017

The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation selected 11 teams out of 25 applicants to participate in a new technology “proof-of-concept” competition. It is part of a broader effort by city leaders to create more high-skill, high-wage jobs in the region by cultivating innovative growth companies.

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MCA Foundation Awarded Grant for Campus Planning & Growth

July 28, 2017

The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation (MCA) was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support planning efforts to grow the MCA campus that houses Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, University Medical Center of El Paso, El Paso Children’s Hospital, City of El Paso Public Health Department, the MCA’s Cardwell Collaborative biomedical incubator and others.

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