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Headline News: Kenneth Shine, M.D., to speak Friday at summer institutes   
Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

On the eve of his retirement as executive vice chancellor for health affairs for The University of Texas System, Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., will address fellow educators and health career providers who have dedicated their lives to his shared passion of providing quality health care. His presentation, July 12, is part of the Summer Institutes on Evidence-Based Quality Improvement, hosted by the UT Health Science Center San Antonio......more»

Headline News: Regents honor eight as outstanding faculty teachers   
Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The University of Texas System Board of Regents on July 9 announced that eight exemplary faculty members of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio will receive the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards for 2013. They represent the full breadth of the Health Science Center’s disciplines. Among them are Michael Lichtenstein, M.D., M.Sc., a professor medicine and chief of the Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Medicine. .....more»

Headline News: NIH awards $3.4 million to Barshop Institute    
Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging announced July 2 a $3.4 million training grant to the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. The five-year grant will provide support for 10 graduate students and six postdoctoral fellows at the Barshop Institute to pursue novel research on the basic biology of aging. The grant is led by Steven N. Austad, Ph.D......more»

Headline News: Research: Latino neighborhoods lack access to healthy food    
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

Latino neighborhoods tend to have more fast-food restaurants and snack vendors than supermarkets and farmers’ markets, meaning many Latino families do not have access to affordable foods needed for healthy diets. New research from <i>Salud America!</i>, a research network based in the Institute for Health Promotion Research, shows how health food financing initiatives can help address Latino childhood obesity......more»

Headline News: Compound enhances SSRI antidepressant’s effects in mice   
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

A synthetic compound is able to turn off secondary “vacuum cleaners” in the brain that take up serotonin, resulting in the “happy” chemical being more plentiful, scientists from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio have discovered. Their study, led by Lyn Daws, Ph.D., released June 18 by <i>The Journal of Neuroscience</i>, points to novel targets to t eat depression......more»

Headline News: Dental clinic for homeless named for Dr. Taline Infante   
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

A dental clinic serving homeless families with children at SAMMinistries’ Transitional Living and Learning Center was named June 13 in honor of one of its founders, Taline Infante, Ed.D., RDH, whose determined efforts ensured the clinic was funded and filled with state-of-the-art equipment. .....more»

Headline News: Brain surgery changes Brownsville woman’s life   
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

Cheryl Valdez, a 43-year-old Brownsville resident, had her first seizure at age 17. She saw different doctors — some who believed she had epilepsy and some who did not — and tried all kinds of medications, but none helped. After going to Charles Szabo, M.D., a UT Medicine physician who practices in San Antonio and at the South Texas Epilepsy Clinic in Harlingen, Valdez is now symptom free and takes no medications for seizures. .....more»

Headline News: New findings may change standard of care for diabetics    
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013

Patients with type 2 diabetes fare significantly better if they are started on three medications at the time of diagnosis than if they are prescribed a single drug and have other therapies added later. These findings, presented June 22 by Ralph De Fronzo, M.D., of UT Medicine San Antonio, could revise the way physicians manage the endocrine disease. .....more»

Headline News: HSC mentors and children enjoy Big Brothers Big Sisters   
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

As the school year draws to a close, 40 children from the Kipp Academy will start their summer knowing that 40 mentors from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio have enjoyed being their friend this school year. The children and Health Science Center mentors were matched brought together through the InspireU program of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas......more»

Headline News: UT Health Science Center receives national EPA award   
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio has received a national award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for reducing campus waste. The university received the 2012 WasteWise Partner of the Year Award in the College/University category after receiving a runner-up award for 2011. .....more»

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