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Headline News: Clinicians may miss 3/4 of patients' alcohol problems   
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

By relying on hunches rather than posing a few screening questions, primary care clinicians may be missing three-fourths of the alcohol problems in their patients. This is the finding from a new analysis in the <i>Annals of Family Medicine</i> co-authored by Barbara J. Turner, M.D., M.S.Ed., M.A., MACP, of UT Medicine San Antonio......more»

Headline News: Older minority persons sought for study of aspirin's benefits   
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is conducting a study to evaluate whether taking a baby aspirin a day can extend the time that a senior citizen is productive and free of disabilities. One hundred persons age 65 and older are needed for the study. Participants must live in the Rio Grande Valley and be from an ethnic minority group. Sara Espinoza, M.D., is leading the study in South Texas. .....more»

Headline News: Bill Greehey honored by Harvard Business Review   
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bill Greehey, a longtime friend of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, has been named one of the world’s greatest business leaders. In mid-January, the <em>Harvard Business Review</em> released its “100 Best-Performing CEOS in the World.” Greehey ranks 12th among U.S. CEOs and 31st worldwide. .....more»

Headline News: $3M from The USAA Foundation boosts neurosciences   
Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The USAA Foundation has given a $3 million boost to neurosciences research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, which is already a leader in this far-reaching area of study. The gift will be used to endow The USAA Foundation President’s Distinguished University Chair in Neurosciences. The first holder of the chair is Kenneth Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor and chairman of endodontics in the Health Science Center’s Dental School. .....more»

Headline News: Registration extended for human anatomy summer workshop   
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Feb. 28 is the deadline for undergraduate students to apply to a human anatomy summer workshop for preprofessional students offered in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The course is for any student interested in pursuing a degree in a health profession......more»

Headline News: Carlisle Center for Bone & Mineral Imaging dedicated    
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

RAYO, The Daniel W. Carlisle Center for Bone & Mineral Imaging, was recently dedicated in the Department of Orthopaedics in memory of former department Chair Daniel W. Carlisle, M.D. The ceremony, attended by more than 40 people from various areas of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, celebrated Dr. Carlisle’s contributions to the university and profession of orthopaedics. .....more»

Headline News: School of Nursing graduates 120 bachelor’s-prepared nurses   
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

One hundred twenty students graduated recently with bachelor’s degrees from the School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. President <em>ad interim</em> Kenneth L. Kalkwarf, D.D.S., M.S., congratulated the students and their families at the Dec. 20 ceremony, then thanked School of Nursing Dean Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, and the faculty for their exceptional accomplishments over the past few years. .....more»

Headline News: Biochemist Masters is TAMEST 2013 president-elect   
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Bettie Sue Masters, Ph.D., D.Sc., M.D. (Hon.), has been named president-elect of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). The organization brings the state's top scientific, academic and corporate minds together to further position Texas as a national research leader. Dr. Masters is the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Professor in Chemistry at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio......more»

Headline News: CTRC program to discuss environmental causes of cancer    
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

In a world full of chemicals and radiation, it’s easy to perceive that carcinogens are everywhere — in the air we breathe, in the phones we use, in the energy drinks we quaff. What’s true and what we can do to prevent cancer will be the themes of a free lecture Thursday night at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio......more»

Headline News: Mitochondria study yields surprising results on insulin, aging    
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

If findings of a new study in mice are any indication, it might be possible to fine-tune cellular powerhouses called mitochondria to increase insulin sensitivity, reduce body and fat mass, and even extend life. This could one day lead to novel treatments for type 2 diabetes and investigation into the biology of aging. Conducting this research are Deepa Sathyaseelan, Ph.D., (left) and Holly Van Remmen, Ph.D......more»

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