FILE - This May 4, 2020, file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. On Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, Pfizer said an early peek at its vaccine data suggests the shots may be 90% effective at preventing COVID-19. (Courtesy of University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File)
A Brownsville research clinic will be taking part in clinical trials to test COVID-19 therapies. PanAmerican Clinical Research is one of 12 Texas clinics and the only one in South Texas to be selected to take part in the National Institutes of Health trials. The effort is designed to accelerate testing and distribution of therapies and vaccines to help in the COVID-19 pandemic. More information about the trials is available at riseabovecovid.org.