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Headline News: HSC researchers help usher in new hepatitis C treatment    
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

UT Health Science Center researchers played a central role in the Food and Drug Administration’s approval this month of a new drug to treat hepatitis C. The new class of drugs offers a better cure rate and few side effects. Researchers, including Fred Poordad, M.D., (pictured) and Eric Lawitz, M.D., and conducted clinical studies proving that sofosbuvir is safe and effective. .....more»

Headline News: San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium underway   
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

More than 7,000 physicians, researchers and advocates will participate this week in the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). The annual meeting, Dec. 10-14 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, will highlight the latest advances in research and the treatment of breast cancer from around the world. Ismail Jatoi, M.D., is a member of the SABCS Executive Committee and will lead a panel discussion at the conference. .....more»

Headline News: M.D.-Ph.D. Program ranked among top six in the nation    
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The M.D./Ph.D. Program at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio has achieved a high national ranking because of its students’ achievements. Representatives of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences announced the ranking Dec. 2. José E. Cavazos, M.D., Ph.D., is assistant dean in both schools and leads the M.D./Ph.D. Program......more»

Headline News: Book & Author Luncheon grosses nearly $300,000    
Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Nearly 1,100 people — the largest group ever — attended the <em>San Antonio Express News</em> Book & Author Luncheon benefiting the Institute for Drug Development (IDD). Here, School of Medicine Dean Francisco González-Scarano, M.D., (left) asks biographer A. Scott Berg to autograph his new book, “Wilson,” about former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. .....more»

Headline News: Study in 'Science' IDs clues to better treat parasitic infection   
Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Scientists from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) have successfully identified the mutations that result in drug resistance in a parasitic worm that infects 187 million people each year. The researchers’ detailed understanding of the drugs' mechanism of action raises prospects for improved therapies. Philip LoVerde, Ph.D., is one of the corresponding authors of the study in <em>Science</em>. .....more»

Headline News: Dr. Mulrow appointed to CPRIT Oversight Committee   
Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Cynthia Mulrow, M.D., M.Sc., MACP, an adjunct professor in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, has been appointed to the Oversight Committee of the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). .....more»

Headline News: Surgery chair to head ACS Trauma Committee   
Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ronald M. Stewart, M.D., FACS, has been appointed by the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as the next chair of the ACS Committee on Trauma. .....more»

Headline News: Henrich, co-authors find no advantage to renal-artery stents   
Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP>, a renal specialist who is president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, co-authored a multicenter research study published earlier this month in <em>The New England Journal of Medicine</em>. .....more»

Headline News: National ranking: School of Medicine in top 3 for Hispanics   
Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio made the top three best medical schools for Hispanics nationwide in a new ranking in <em>Hispanic Business</em> magazine. Francisco González-Scarano, M.D., is dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs at the Health Science Center......more»

Headline News: Author Louise Aronson to speak at the HSC today   
Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Physician-author Louise Aronson, whose book “A History of the Present Illness” interweaves 16 stories of struggle and perseverance as a portrait of the lives of doctors and patients, will speak Thursday at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Following the presentation at 5:30 p.m. will be a reception and book signing. .....more»

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