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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»

Headline News: Dental School faculty members receive national honors   
Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Two faculty members from the Dental School at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio are in the national spotlight. David P. Cappelli, D.M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., (shown) was presented the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. Carol Nguyen, M.S., RDH, was chosen president-elect of Sigma Phi Alpha (SPA), the dental hygiene national honor society......more»

Headline News: Nurses, students encouraged to preserve ‘spirit of nursing’   
Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Although she has been a nurse for 42 years, it wasn’t until Maria Wellisch, RN, BBA, LNFA, (center) experienced the compassionate care of nursing firsthand that she felt immense pride in the spirit of the nursing. Wellisch was the keynote speaker at the Nursing Advisory Council Luncheon May 8. She is shown with Gregg Muenster (left) and School of Nursing Dean Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN. .....more»

Headline News: Plans progressing for San Antonio’s children’s hospital   
Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Plans are on track for the new state-of-the art children’s hospital and an associated network of clinics that together will change the paradigm of pediatric health care in San Antonio and beyond, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio President William Henrich told the University of Texas System Board of Regents Wednesday, May 8......more»

Headline News: HSC well represented in service to national organizations   
Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Faculty members from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio are nationally recognized experts in their fields. They frequently serve as leaders on national boards and with other professional organizations that maintain the bar of excellence in their disciplines and subspecialties. Below is a sampling of more than 90 faculty members and the organizations in which they serve. .....more»

Headline News: Dr. Jaén chair-elect of American Board of Family Medicine    
Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, has been named chair-elect of the American Board of Family Medicine, the board that certifies the nation’s family physicians. His election was announced May 7. Dr. Jaén will chair the board for one year starting in 2014......more»

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