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Headline News: World-renowned burn surgeon to speak Nov. 7   
Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Basil A. Pruitt Jr., M.D., FACS, will be the guest speaker Thursday, Nov. 7, at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. The library is part of the Briscoe Library on the campus of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The annual dinner and presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Old San Francisco Steak House, 10223 Sahara St. .....more»

Headline News: EHS hosting documentary about Army Medevacs Nov. 5   
Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

To celebrate the UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s longstanding relationship with the U.S. Army, the Department of Emergency Health Sciences (EHS) is hosting a special presentation of the documentary “When I Have Your Wounded: The DUSTOFF Legacy” Tuesday, Nov. 5. The event highlights the legacy of Army Medevacs and EHS’ five-year contract to train all Army flight medics......more»

Headline News: Deaf education program attracts $950,000 federal grant   
Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Master of Deaf Education and Hearing Science Program at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio has received nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Education. The program is one of the nation’s most innovative training programs for teachers who work with deaf and hearing-impaired children. Leaders of the program are Sarah Ammerman, Ph.D., and program director Blane Trautwein, Ed.D., CED......more»

Headline News: Family physician Dr. Jaén elected to Institute of Medicine   
Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., FAAFP, a family physician whose research on improving patient-centered care and community health has drawn international acclaim, is among 70 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Election to the IOM is one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine......more»

Headline News: Team develops new way to ID genetic changes in lymphoma    
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013

Support from the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund and the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas have led to a significant finding about lymphoma, one of the most common and aggressive types of cancer. Ricardo C.T. Aguiar, M.D., Ph.D., and his team from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio worked with researchers from UT Austin on the study. .....more»

Headline News: Study implicates dopamine in food restriction, drug abuse   
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013

Scientists have reported a possible reason for why animals whose food has been restricted seem to show an increased susceptibility to drugs of abuse. This connection has puzzled researchers for more than 30 years. Michael Beckstead, Ph.D., from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, said that dopamine neurons in a certain region of the brain appear to connect food restriction with behavioral effects from abused drugs. .....more»

Headline News: Dr. Toney named new Ashbel Smith Professor   
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013

Glenn M. Toney, Ph.D., a professor of physiology, has been appointed an Ashbel Smith Professor by the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Dr. Toney has conducted and published studies that have revolutionized thinking regarding the mechanisms of the heart and vascular system related to high blood pressure, sleep apnea and congestive heart failure......more»

Headline News: New electronic data system helps track children's oral health   
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Researchers in the Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio were awarded a one-year, $333,768 grant from the DentaQuest Foundation for their innovative school-based outreach program designed to promote oral health for children living in Laredo. .....more»

Headline News: PTSD researcher earns national nursing honor   
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

M. Danet Lapiz-Bluhm, Ph.D., R.N., an assistant professor at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, is one of 12 nursing educators in the U.S. to be awarded a highly competitive grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program. The Nurse Faculty Scholar award is given to junior faculty who show outstanding promise as future leaders in academic nursing......more»

Headline News: Voelcker Fund gives $450,000 for bladder cancer studies   
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Thanks to $450,000 from the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund, physician researchers at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center of UT Medicine San Antonio are digging deeper into how a tuberculosis vaccine fights bladder cancer. Researchers on the study include Robert S. Svatek, M.D., M.S., (pictured) and Tyler J. Curiel, M.D., M.P.H......more»

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