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Headline News: Two elected to UT Academy of Health Science Education    
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sandra G. Adams, M.D., M.S., and John Rugh, Ph.D., (pictured) of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have been elected to The University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education. They are among 12 faculty members from UT System health science institutions elected to the academy this year......more»

Headline News: Patient navigation can speed breast cancer diagnosis   
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Extra support for patients, called “patient navigation,” can lead to faster diagnosis for Latinas after an abnormal mammogram result. The information comes from a new study by the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR), part of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Amelie Ramirez, Dr.P.H., is director of the IHPR......more»

Headline News: Dental School studying new dental unit waterline technology   
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Dental School at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio has received a $600,000 grant to continue studying a new technology to improve the quality of water used in treating dental patients. Nuala Porteous, D.D.S., M.P.H., associate professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry is co-principal investigator of the four-year grant. .....more»

Headline News: Dr. Gong receives $162,000 grant, statewide pediatric award    
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Alice Gong, M.D., has been awarded an educational grant of $162,000 from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The funding will be used to develop, implement and evaluate an educational strategy to train health care providers on screening newborns for critical congenital heart disease using pulse oximetry. She also recently received the Texas Pediatric Society Executive Board Award for her service to the society......more»

Headline News: School of Nursing welcomes Estonian health care visitors   
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio recently had the opportunity to demonstrate its Simulation Center and Clinical Learning Lab to a group for visitors from Estonia. Three military officers, who were hosted by the Defense Medical Training Institute at Fort Sam Houston, took a tour of the Simulation Center Nov. 13......more»

Headline News: Newer technology improves detection of stillbirth’s cause   
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Microarray testing can help doctors more often pinpoint the potential genetic reason for a stillbirth, so that more couples can learn what happened to their babies. Results from a study comparing karyotype and microarray analysis was published Dec. 6 by <i>The New England Journal of Medicine</i>. Donald J. Dudley, M.D., a pathologist and a maternal fetal medicine physician from UT Medicine San Antonio, co-authored the publication......more»

Headline News: NIH selects Perez as model of the minority neuroscientist    
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Stephanie Perez has come a long way since she was a teenage mom living in friends’ homes and at the Seton Home for young women in San Antonio’s South Side. Now 31, Perez is a graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, where she expects to finish her Ph.D. in December......more»

Headline News: President Kalkwarf honored for outstanding leadership   
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

President <i>ad interim</i> Kenneth Kalkwarf, D.D.S., M.S., was honored recently with the presentation of three proclamations honoring his 25 years of outstanding leadership and dedicated service to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Twenty-four of those years were as dean of the Dental School. .....more»

Headline News: CPRIT funds CTRC study on glioblastoma drug resistance    
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Studies of how to overcome drug resistance in deadly central nervous system tumors called glioblastomas will propel forward, thanks to $755,718 from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas. Andrew Brenner, M.D., Ph.D., is principal investigator of the research is being conducted at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio......more»

Headline News: Dr. Martínez Rogers discusses ‘fiscal cliff’ at White House   
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Norma Martínez Rogers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, was invited to the White House recently with other leaders from the Latino community to attend a working meeting on resolving the “fiscal cliff” in a balanced way. Dr. Martínez Rogers is a clinical professor of family and community health systems in the School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio......more»

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