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Headline News: Komen Foundation gives $1 million for cancer research   
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2013

Researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio have been awarded a $1 million grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation for research into new treatments for triple-negative breast cancers. Pothana Saikumar, Ph.D.., (pictured) is leading the research, working with postdoctoral fellow Prajjal Singha, Ph.D., in collaboration with Tyler Curiel, M.D., M.P.H. .....more»

Headline News: Family Medicine Interest Group wins national award    
Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013

The American Academy of Family Physicians has chosen the Family Medicine Interest Group at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio as a 2013 AAFP Program of Excellence Award winner. The group, led by Professors Kaparaboyna Ashok Kumar, M.D., and James Tysinger, Ph.D., will be honored at the academy’s annual conference in August. .....more»

Headline News: Dental School alumna graduation speaker now a dean   
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Life has taken many unexpected turns for 1983 alumna Teresa A. Dolan, D.D.S., M.S., who was the guest speaker at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School’s 2013 commencement ceremony. Thirty years later, she serves as dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Florida......more»

Headline News: Compounds outsmart solid tumors’ broken 'machinery'   
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Molecular biologists in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio have found a new way to fine-tune the activity within cells that dispose of proteins. The discovery by Pawel Osmulski, Ph.D., and Maria Gaczynska, Ph.D., who also are associated with the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, potentially could have cancer-fighting effects......more»

Headline News: Dr. Jimenez performs lifesaving surgeries in Central Asia   
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

David F. Jimenez, M.D., FACS, professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery in the School of Medicine and physician with UT Medicine San Antonio, has pioneered minimally invasive surgery to correct the head shape of hundreds of babies. He took is work recently on a medical mission to Kyrgyzstan to help families with children in need of his surgical expertise......more»

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»

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