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Headline News: Three nursing professors receive prestigious AAN honor   
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Three nursing leaders from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio will be inducted as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing during the academy’s 40th annual meeting in October in Washington, D.C. They include Janie Canty-Mitchell, Ph.D., RN, (pictured), Sara Gill, Ph.D., RN, IBCLC, and Julie Novak, D.N.Sc., RN, CPNP, FAANP. .....more»

Headline News: Prostate cancers fewer, smaller on walnut-enriched diet    
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New research from the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio indicates that eating a modest amount of walnuts can protect against prostate cancer. A study involving human prostate cancer in mice showed that the mice that ate walnuts had fewer and smaller tumors than the control group that did not eat walnuts. Russel Reiter, Ph.D., is senior author of the study. .....more»

Headline News: Laredo campus, AHEC offer Professional Career Prep   
Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Mid Rio Grande Border Area Health Education Center and UT Health Science Center’s Regional Campus in Laredo are holding a two-week advanced health career program for high school graduates and college students interested in pursuing an advanced health career. Gladys C. Keene, M.D., M.P.H., is regional dean of the Laredo campus. .....more»

Headline News: Ophthalmology department benefits from Lions’ gifts   
Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Department of Ophthalmology in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio recently received two gifts from the Lions Sight Research Foundation. The gifts, totaling $12,000, help provide equipment for the clinical education of ophthalmology residents. The Department of Ophthalmology is led by Daniel A. Johnson, M.D. .....more»

Headline News: Research: Latino kids lack access to safe ‘active spaces’    
Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Latino kids often have limited access to safe gyms, fields and playgrounds, but shared-use agreements and street-level improvements can improve access to these “active spaces” in underserved communities. A new package of research materials on this topic is available through <i>Salud America!</i>, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children, based at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. .....more»

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»

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