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(Withdraw: Duplicate) Remembering Dr. Luis V. Colom

(Withdraw: Duplicate) Remembering Dr. Luis V. Colom

University of Texas at Brownsville
Texas Southmost College



We take a few moments on the first anniversary of the death of Dr. Luis V. Colom with this tribute in pictures and music. The song “Cantares” by Joan Manuel Serrat was one of his favorites. Dr. Luis V. Colom, Vice President of the Division of Research and Dean of the College of Nursing and Dean of the College of Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions, passed away after a valiant fight against cancer on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Up until the end, Dr. Colom was steadfast in his research toward a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other debilitating diseases; to build capacity for the research through grants, personally attracting more than $13 million to the university; and an urgency to recruit the best students and launch them towards careers of their own.