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Headline News: Nursing students receive $233,744 in scholarships   
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013

At a luncheon held Feb. 24, a single mother, a military veteran and a psychiatric nurse seeking higher-level certification thanked donors for their generous support that has allowed them to attend nursing school at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Overall, 241 student nurses have received $233,744 in scholarships, thanks to donors’ support......more»

Headline News: Retired professor’s respiratory physiology app catching on    
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Retired physiology professor A.P. “Pete” Shepherd, Ph.D., (pictured) and a former UT Health Science Center San Antonio employee Michael Martinez have developed a free iPad app for teaching an important principle in respiratory physiology. The app helps students learn about the composition of alveolar gas, the concentrations of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the lungs......more»

Headline News: Vascular biology researcher to give Montiel Lecture   
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Michael A Gimbrone Jr., M.D., a Harvard pathology professor and vascular biology researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will present the Sixth Annual Milka Montiel Lecture April 16 at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Dr. Gimbrone is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. .....more»

Headline News: Will OT student win the H-E-B Slim Down Showdown?   
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013

It’s now just a matter of days until Brittany Ward, an occupational therapy student from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, finds out whether she has won the H-E-B Slim Down Showdown. Ward has used physical activity and healthy eating to lose 38 pounds. The winners will be announced on Saturday, April 6......more»

Headline News: UT Medicine creates comprehensive women's health clinic   
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Ildiko Agoston, M.D., FAAC, assistant professor of medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, has created what she calls a VIP clinic for the everyday woman —without the VIP price tag. Dr. Agoston and her team have created the Women’s Comprehensive Health Institute, which offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinic that addresses the complex and unique health care needs of women of all ages. .....more»

Headline News: Noted medical illustrator to discuss artistic style April 10   
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Artist and physician Carlos Machado, M.D., illustrator for <i>The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations</i>, will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive. The lecture will be in the Howe Conference Room on the fifth floor of the Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library. .....more»

Headline News: Teen’s wish, to be treated by epilepsy expert, granted    
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013

When twins Erik and Jesus Camacho and their friend won a singing reality show competition in Mexico City, they gave their prize — a wish for anything they wanted — to the twins’ younger brother, Carlos “Charly” Camacho. Charly, who has epileptic seizures, wanted to see an epilepsy doctor in the U.S. He recently got his wish — a detailed diagnosis from Charles Szabo, M.D., a neurologist and epilepsy specialist with UT Medicine San Antonio......more»

Headline News: School of Medicine faculty impart Doctors’ Day wisdom   
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013

More than two dozen School of Medicine faculty physicians and Ph.D. researchers from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and its Regional Academic Health Center in the Rio Grande Valley, visited schools recently in observance of National Doctors’ Day. Among them were David F. Jimenez, M.D., FACS, professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery......more»

Headline News: Physicians, researchers learn about new agents in oncology   
Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

One hundred thirty physicians and oncology researchers attended the “Practical Applications of New Agents in Oncology” conference held Feb. 22-23. The conference was hosted by the Institute for Drug Development, part of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Slides from the presentations will be available through March 31......more»

Headline News: Latinas face delay between abnormal mammogram, diagnosis   
Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Latinas who have an abnormal mammogram result take 33 days longer to reach definitive diagnosis of breast cancer than non-Hispanic white women, according to a new study by the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. IHPR Director Amelie Ramirez, Dr.P.H., is the corresponding author on the study. .....more»

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