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Headline News: School of Nursing vice dean chosen for national award   
Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014

A national leader in pediatric and family health nursing from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio has been awarded the American Association of Nurse Practitioners’ highest honor. Julie C. Novak, D.N.Sc., RN, CPNP, FAANP, FAAN, vice dean for practice and engagement, was presented the Nancy Sharp Cutting Edge Award......more»

Headline News: Four medical faculty achieve medical quality certification   
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Four physicians of UT Medicine San Antonio have earned the designation Certified in Medical Quality (CMQ) from the American Board of Medical Quality and the American College of Medical Quality. Drs. Lois Bready, Jan Patterson, John Toohey and Yanping Ye, earned the designation after completing the Clinical Safety & Effectiveness Course, which promotes a culture of patient safety. .....more»

Headline News: Epilepsy patients to benefit from new drug study   
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A new study from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio shows that epilepsy patients respond better to antiepileptic drug combinations with different mechanisms of action than to combinations of drugs with the same mechanism of action. Using medicines that work differently was shown to cause fewer medication changes and trips to the hospital. .....more»

Headline News: Multiple Sclerosis Clinic designated an MS Partner in Care    
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body. South Texas MS patients have the opportunity to get some of the best care possible through the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at UT Medicine San Antonio, which recently was designated an MS Partner in Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society......more»

Headline News: Team finds on-off switch to burning stored fat   
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Scientists, including Feng Liu, Ph.D., from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, have discovered a molecular pathway that controls the conversion of unhealthy white fat into beige fat, which burns energy more efficiently. The discovery could lead to new obesity and diabetes drugs, as well as novel research in aging, cardiovascular disease and cancer, which scientists say are controlled by the same molecular pathway. .....more»

Headline News: Pioneering lung transplant program celebrates milestone   
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

It’s back to the golf course for Earl Tomlin. He is the 500th lung transplant patient of University Transplant Center, a partnership between the University Health System and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The center is known for its continuing legacy of innovation and success. .....more»

Headline News: San Antonio science on display at aging meeting this weekend   
Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014

Faculty members and students from the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio will present novel research findings at the American Aging Association’s 43rd Annual Meeting May 30-June 2 in San Antonio. The public is invited to a panel discussion May 30 on “Increasing Healthspan: Science and Policy on the Path to Healthier Aging.”.....more»

Headline News: Schedule doctor appointments now for pediatric asthma   
Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014

While May is Asthma Awareness Month, it also marks the end of the school year for many San Antonio children. Parents and children are thinking less about schoolwork and more about fun in the sun. However, Pamela R. Wood, a pediatrician with UT Kids San Antonio, said May is the perfect time to schedule your child’s annual asthma appointment. While May is Asthma Awareness Month, it also marks the end of the school year for many San Antonio children. Parents and children are thinking less about schoolwork and more about fun in the sun. However, Pamela R. Wood, a pediatrician with UT Kids San Antonio, said May is the perfect time to schedule your child’s annual asthma appointment. .....more»

Headline News: CTRC researchers: More Hispanics needed for cancer trials   
Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014

Hispanics are the fastest-growing demographic group in the U.S. They suffer from major health disparities, including higher rates of cervical, stomach and liver cancer. However, their enrollment in cancer clinical trials is only 3.9 percent. Three UT Health Science Center researchers, including CTRC Director Ian Thompson, M.D., are trying to change that statistic......more»

Headline News: Dr. Nicolas Musi receives $600,000 to study diabetes, gut bacteria   
Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014

The American Diabetes Association has announced $600,000 for a clinical research study led by Nicolas Musi, M.D., director of the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. Volunteers are being sought for the study that will examine the impact of food and medications in the development of type 2 diabetes......more»

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