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Headline News: HSC faculty members respond to explosion in West   
Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013

While much of Texas and the nation followed the news of the fire and explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, on Wednesday, April 17, five faculty members from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio were treating injured patients or coordinating the medical response to the disaster. .....more»

Headline News: 2013-2014 Presidential Ambassador Scholars announced    
Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Five exceptional students have been selected by their deans to represent the UT Health Science Center San Antonio as Presidential Ambassador Scholars for the 2013-2014 school year. The students — representing each of the five UT Health Science Center schools — were honored at a ceremony April 16 on campus......more»

Headline News: Eating solid food early sets marmosets on path to obesity   
Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Baby marmoset monkeys that began eating solid food earlier than their peers were significantly more likely to be obese at 1 year of age, scientists at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute found. This early life obesity resulted in metabolic damage such as insulin resistance and poor blood sugar control, a companion study showed......more»

Headline News: CTRC speakers to discuss needs of cancer survivors    
Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Treatments for many cancers have improved dramatically, and there are more than 13 million cancer survivors today in the U.S. One of those survivors is Gregory Aune, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatric oncologist in the School of Medicine. Dr. Aune (pictured) is one of three UT Health Science Center speakers at a free event on cancer survivorship May 9. .....more»

Headline News: Dr. Charleen Moore is named 2013 Piper Professor   
Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Charleen M. Moore, Ph.D., FACMG, a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, was announced May 1 as a 2013 Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. Only 10 faculty members statewide from institutions of higher learning are honored annually as Piper Professors. .....more»

Headline News: Biomedical engineering student co-founds company   
Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Graduate student Travis Block is an accidental entrepreneur, you might say. He owns a bicycle-customization business with partners in several cities. Meanwhile, he is completing his master’s degree in the joint biomedical engineering program of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and UT San Antonio. He plans to apply to the M.D./Ph.D. dual degree program in the Health Science Center’s School of Medicine......more»

Headline News: Vocal cord therapy restores singer’s range   
Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Joe Miraglilo sings four days a week at Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub on the San Antonio River Walk. Ten years after having a vocal cord nodule removed in another city, he rightly suspected that the hoarseness and tone problems in his voice would not go away without help. He contacted the UT Voice Center led by Blake Simpson, M.D., (pictured) who used KTP laser treatment to get Miraglilo singing again within weeks......more»

Headline News: Go Green Fair Friday to launch single-stream recycling   
Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio will implement single-stream recycling throughout the Long Campus beginning Friday, April 19, the day of the Go Green Fair. At the Go Green Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lecture Hall Commons, you can also learn how to conserve energy, protect the environment, grow healthy plants and sign up to carpool to work......more»

Headline News: New assistant professor earns Arab World nursing award   
Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Azizeh Sowan, Ph.D., RN, who joined the UT Health Science Center San Antonio March 1, brings specialized knowledge in informatics to the School of Nursing. Dr. Sowan received the 2013 “Best Nursing Project in the Arab World Award” from the League of Arab States, for her work in initiating evidence-based practice among hospital nurses in Jordan. .....more»

Headline News: PBRNs extend research to clinicians’ front lines   
Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Practice-based research networks (PBRNs) bring together community clinicians and university researchers to answer important health questions that affect patients, families and communities. Funding and infrastructure provided through the Clinical Translational Science Award at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio has significantly expanded the number of PBRNs throughout South Texas, helping to improve health care for patients across the region. .....more»

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