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Headline News: Dr. Peterson to lead national PTSD consortium   
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In an unprecedented show of support for our nation’s wounded warriors, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have agreed to provide approximately $45 million over five years for post-traumatic stress disorder research to advance PTSD diagnosis, prevention and treatment for service members and veterans. Alan Peterson, Ph.D., of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, is director of the STRONG STAR-CAP Consortium. .....more»

Headline News: Students begin journey to become physicians   
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2013

School of Medicine faculty recently welcomed 220 members of the Class of 2017 during this year’s White Coat Ceremony, where the symbolic robing of the students in white coats and recitation of the Physicians’ Oath of Hippocrates signified their joyful and contemplative transition into medical school. .....more»

Headline News: Take your child’s word for it on asthma, study finds   
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2013

Children’s perceptions of living with asthma may differ significantly from their caregivers’ perceptions, which means that both should be interviewed when they visit the doctor’s office. These are the findings of a new study from UT Kids San Antonio and the Center for Airway Inflammation Research (cAIR). Pediatrics Professor Pamela Wood, M.D., is senior author of the study. .....more»

Headline News: Naked mole-rat’s disease resistance seen in kidney proteins   
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2013

Kryptonite, the only element known to weaken Superman, might not stand up to the mighty naked mole-rat. A recent study of two kidney proteins in the unusually long-lived rodent were to found to have a remarkable capacity to ward off oxidative damage, contributing to the animal’s healthy longevity......more»

Headline News: Cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment a national problem   
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2013

Are doctors overdiagnosing and overtreating cancer? Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., director of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, joins two other cancer experts on a National Cancer Institute panel in answering that question. Their thoughts are published in the July 29 edition of the <em>Journal of the American Medical Association</em>. .....more»

Headline News: Dr. Breslin to advise on national nursing recognition program   
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2013

Eileen Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, was named July 25 to a blue-ribbon advisory committee. The committee will establish guidelines for a national program to recognize nurses who demonstrate leadership in compassionate, humanistic care......more»

Headline News: Methodist Healthcare Ministries funds new residency   
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2013

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc. has partnered with the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio to support the university’s inaugural emergency medicine residency program. A four-year, $831,043 grant from Methodist Healthcare Ministries began in July as the first 10 residents started their orientation in the Department of Emergency Medicine, which is led by Bruce Adams, M.D......more»

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»

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