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Headline News: HSC mentors and children enjoy Big Brothers Big Sisters   
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

As the school year draws to a close, 40 children from the Kipp Academy will start their summer knowing that 40 mentors from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio have enjoyed being their friend this school year. The children and Health Science Center mentors were matched brought together through the InspireU program of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas......more»

Headline News: UT Health Science Center receives national EPA award   
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio has received a national award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for reducing campus waste. The university received the 2012 WasteWise Partner of the Year Award in the College/University category after receiving a runner-up award for 2011. .....more»

Headline News: Palliative care fellows receive young investigator award   
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Two fellows from the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio have received the Young Investigators of the Year Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine......more»

Headline News: New treatment offered for isolated sarcomas, melanomas    
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Imagine that you’ve got a serious melanoma or sarcoma on your arm or leg and that you might lose that limb. Doctors could significantly reduce the chances that you would need to have an amputation if they could treat that spot with a powerful drug — but the rest of your body can’t handle the treatment. Alfredo Santillan, M.D., M.P.H., of UT Medicine San Antonio, is offering a new, less-invasive treatment with quicker healing. .....more»

Headline News: Scientists find chlamydia protein has an odd structure   
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A protein secreted by the chlamydia bug has a very unusual structure, according to scientists at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The discovery of the protein’s shape by Guangming Zhong, M.D., Ph.D, (shown) and P. Jon Hart, Ph.D., could lead to novel strategies for diagnosing and treating chlamydia, a widespread sexually transmitted disease......more»

Headline News: Mentored high school researcher co-author of two papers   
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013

Derek Lam has achieved what many high school students interested in science would covet: publication in not one, but two peer-reviewed scientific journals. Lam, who just graduated from Keystone School, participated in the Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy, a three-year, mentored research program at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. There are other mentoring opportunities, too, including the BEAT Academy this summer......more»

Headline News: First students enter seven-year B.S./M.D. degree program   
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013

To alleviate the shortage of physicians in South Texas, The University of Texas at San Antonio and the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio this spring accepted the first students into a seven-year Bachelor of Science degree in biology and Doctor of Medicine degree program. Briana Bal, 18, is in the first class accepted into the program......more»

Headline News: UT Medicine trauma surgeons urge safe summer travel   
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013

With the Memorial Day weekend ushering in the summer travel season, UT Medicine San Antonio surgeons are urging travelers to drive safely and for all South Texans to do the common-sense things that help prevent injury. , such as using seatbelts; avoiding texting and driving; abstaining from drinking and driving; and maintaining safe speeds on the road. .....more»

Headline News: Youth with Type 2 diabetes at higher risk for complications   
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013

The news about youth and diabetes keeps getting worse. The latest data from the national TODAY diabetes study shows that children who develop Type 2 diabetes are at high risk to develop heart, kidney and eye problems faster and at a higher rate than people who acquire Type 2 diabetes as adults. The San Antonio arm of the study is led by UT Medicine San Antonio pediatrician Jane Lynch, M.D......more»

Headline News: Baptist Health Foundation gives $222,000 in scholarships   
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013

President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, and 73 students at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio recently thanked the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio for $222,000 in scholarships. Among the recipients was Cindy Weston, who is seeking a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. .....more»

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