The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) presented the Health Science Center with two Environmental Excellence awards for programs in the Dental School and the School of Medicine.
The TNRCC honored the South Texas Environmental Education and Research Program (STEER) for teaching students and health professionals about occupational and environmental issues impacting health along the
The program offers one-month elective courses for medical and nursing students and residents.
The Dental School received the Texas Environmental Excellence Award for its
program to recycle mercury-bearing waste from amalgam dental fillings. It was the first comprehensive mercury dental amalgam management program in Texas.
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