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Headline News: $1 million from Barker Foundation to fund neuroscience research   
Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio has received $1 million from the J.M.R. Barker Foundation. The gift will be used to further ground-breaking research in the areas of pain management and aging, and to support the Health Science Center’s amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) clinic. Kenneth M. Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D., will receive $600,000 to develop a new class of nonaddictive painkillers. .....more»

Headline News: Methodist Healthcare Ministries awards nearly $2 million in multiple grants to HSC   
Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

Continuing a longstanding tradition of supporting the UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s efforts to improve the health of residents of San Antonio and South Texas, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc. (MHM), recently awarded almost $2 million in seven grants to the university......more»

Headline News: HSC researchers receive childhood cancer survivor grant   
Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Survival rates for adolescents and young adults with cancer have improved over the past two decades, but those patients often develop health problems that are frequently not addressed because of a lack of resources and awareness of their unique medical needs. A $50,000 grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will help change this by supporting a clinic coordinator to help address these patients’ needs......more»

Headline News: Biochemistry programmers reap part of $5 million NSF grant   
Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Borries Demeler, Ph.D., is co-principal investigator on a $5 million grant awarded this fall by the National Science Foundation. In collaboration with researchers at Indiana University and the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Demler is continuing to develop SciGap, a platform that makes it easier for researchers worldwide to analyze data using remote supercomputers in Texas, California and Germany......more»

Headline News: Apply for 2014 Éxito! research training and internship   
Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Interested candidates can apply for the 2014 <em>Éxito!</em> Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program through March 7. <em>Éxito!</em>, a program of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, will select 20 master’s-level students and health professionals from across the nation to attend a five-day summer institute June 2-6, 2014, in San Antonio......more»

Headline News: A year after Newtown, RAHC psychiatrist reaching out to kids   
Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Marian Moca, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, was in Connecticut when the Sandy Hook tragedy took place Dec. 14, 2012. As a University of Connecticut faculty member, he and his team traveled throughout the state, helping children recover. He now reaches out to kids through Rio Grande Valley schools as director of the child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) in Harlingen. .....more»

Headline News: San Antonio nurse to be memorialized in Rose Bowl Parade    
Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

During the Rose Bowl Parade on Jan. 1, one float — Donate Life — will have a close San Antonio connection. The float, sponsored by the American Association of Tissue Banks, will memorialize the life of San Antonio nurse Jorge A. Fernandez. At least four people benefited from the gift of tissue donation after the runner’s death at the finish line of the 2011 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio 1/2 Marathon. .....more»

Headline News: 200 new nurses honored at School of Nursing commencement   
Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Approximately 120 students who graduated in the December 2013 class from School of Nursing were challenged to fulfill their potential every day and to embrace a philosophy of lifelong learning. Graduates were encouraged to be open change and embrace innovation in order to shape health care systems of the future. .....more»

Headline News: Ready, set, go live! New homepage coming soon!   
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

We are proud to announce that the Health Science Center’s new university homepage http://uthscsa.edu will go live within the next few days. We are excited for you to see where it’s headed, as this is the first of many releases to come from our WebLife project......more»

Headline News: FindAStudy links patients, doctors and researchers   
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

FindAStudy is a new hub for information about human studies being conducted at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The website helps the public learn about open research trials, assists researchers seeking study participants and facilitates scientific collaboration. Joseph Schmelz, Ph.D., assistant vice president for research operations, said the information is always current because it is updated from the Institutional Review Board database. .....more»

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