El Paso businessman Woody Hunt discusses Medical Center of the Americas, improving city's quality of life - KVIA

The Medical Center of the Americas, on its way, by many accounts, to be the national authority on Border and Hispanic health research, is a result of often contentious political struggles and a well-crafted strategy by the private and public sector.

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Currently, there are scientists, doctors and researchers occupying the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and the rest of the Medical Center. The center boasts four main centers of excellence, each focusing on a specific area of research: cancer, infectious diseases, diabetes and obesity and neurosciences. Doctors who teach at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, in many cases, also conduct research at the Health Sciences Center and provide patient care at the adjoining Children's Hospital.

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