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Headline News: Girl Scout writes children's book on cancer with CTRC’s help   
Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013

“I know children are very curious,” said Olivia Martin, 15. That’s because Olivia had lots of questions eight years ago when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Those experiences prompted Olivia to write a short children’s book about cancer for her Gold Award project for the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. CTRC faculty and staff members worked with Olivia on the book......more»

Headline News: 80 UT Medicine physicians on Best Doctors list   
Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013

Eighty faculty physicians from UT Medicine San Antonio were honored in the August edition of San Antonio Magazine as 2013 Best Doctors in San Antonio. UT Medicine is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.....more»

Headline News: EHS’s Emily Kidd, M.D., named to FEMA national council   
Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013

Emily Kidd, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Health Sciences at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, has been appointed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Advisory Council. In addition, the Department of Emergency Health Sciences has been approved for organizational accreditation by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services......more»

Headline News: Nicolas Musi, M.D., named new director of Barshop Institute    
Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013

Nicolas Musi, M.D., a physician-scientist in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, has been named director of the Health Science Center’s world-recognized Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, effective Sept. 1......more»

Headline News: Girls receive individualized attention at HSC health camp    
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The 20 middle school and high school girls attending a summer health camp at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio weren’t the only ones learning something new. The UT Health Science Center nursing students leading those sessions were discovering how to become good leaders, mentors and teachers......more»

Headline News: Richardson pens journal commentary about rapamycin   
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

One of the most famous discoveries in UT Health Science Center San Antonio history is the finding that the drug rapamycin increased the life span of mice. Arlan G. Richardson, Ph.D., founding director of the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, has written a commentary in <em>The Journal of Clinical Investigation</em> addressing the question: Should rapamycin research be conducted in human clinical trials?.....more»

Headline News: Hyundai Scholar Grant awarded to Allison Grimes, M.D.   
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hyundai Hope on Wheels® and San Antonio Hyundai dealers awarded Allison Grimes, M.D., (center) a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant on Aug. 13. The grant pushes Hyundai’s support of children’s cancer research in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio to well over half a million dollars since 2007. .....more»

Headline News: Register for UTS Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course   
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Health care professionals and students from across The University of Texas System will gather in San Antonio Sept. 26-27 to discuss ways to improve safety and quality of treatment for patients. The fifth annual UT System Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Conference, “Building the Bridge: Public Policy and Public Health Effect Health Care Reform,” is being organized by Jan Patterson, M.D., M.S......more»

Headline News: Registration open for funshoot benefiting CTRC   
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Registration is underway for the 20th annual Vulcan Materials Funshoot, a sporting-clay competition benefiting the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. This year’s fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7. .....more»

Headline News: Study: Finasteride saves men from prostate cancer    
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A long-term follow-up to a groundbreaking study led by the director of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center confirms that a drug shown to reduce risk of prostate cancer by more than a third has no impact on lifespan but further reduces the risk of prostate cancer. CTRC Director Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., is principal investigator of the study published in the <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em>......more»

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