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Headline News: $2.9 million study uses texts, counseling to control obesity    
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

A new obesity management program will use family counseling, text messages and newsletters to help control weight and spark healthier eating and physical activity habits in obese/overweight Latino children. The $2.9 million grant is led by Deborah Parra-Medina, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio......more»

Headline News: Fulbright U.S. Student Award to fund African health project   
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

A lack of education often leads to disease through unsanitary methods used to prepare and store food. M.D./M.P.H. student Samy Bendjemil has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Award to set up a community health program to address these issues in Burkina Faso, a West African country north of Ghana. He is working with village leaders, African physicians, and faculty members from the School of Medicine and its Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics to accomplish this goal......more»

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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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Headline News: Study: Minorities underrepresented in orthopaedic research   
Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

In San Antonio, orthopaedic surgeons commonly treat Hispanic and black patients for a vast array of orthopaedic diseases and injuries. When these doctors turned to their specialty’s most esteemed journals to learn more about treatments and breakthroughs, they noticed little to no reference to these minority groups......more»

Headline News: 2014 Presidential Ambassador Scholars announced   
Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, has announced the 2014 Presidential Ambassador Scholars for the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The five students — each representing one of the five Health Science Center schools — received a scholarship from community donors and will represent their school and the Health Science Center at various functions throughout the year......more»

Headline News: Scientists unlock secrets of protein from disease-causing fungus   
Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

Scientists from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Johns Hopkins University and St. Mary's University reported for the first time the structure of a protein that helps a common fungus infect the body. Knowing the protein’s structure will help scientists understand how to develop a targeted therapy......more»

Headline News: Avon Foundation gives $100,000 for breast cancer resources   
Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

The Avon Foundation presented a $100,000 check to the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) earlier this month. The funds will support the IHPR’s <em>Navegando Salud</em> program, which will train bilingual, bicultural community health workers to offer breast cancer screenings, education and other services to women in South Texas. Accepting the check for the IHPR is patient navigator Sandra Costilla. .....more»

Headline News: Study comparing Type 2 diabetes medicines seeks volunteers   
Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

The first comprehensive, long-term study comparing different medications for Type 2 diabetes is recruiting participants. The study is being conducted at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and the University Health System’s Texas Diabetes Institute. Ralph DeFronzo, M.D., is principal investigator of the San Antonio study site......more»

Headline News: Hepatitis C treatment cures 9 of 10 patients with cirrhosis    
Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014

UT Health Science Center San Antonio liver transplant surgeon Fred Poordad, M.D., and others on an international research team have confirmed that a new oral treatment for hepatitis C has cured 90 percent of patients on a study. The results were published earlier this month in the <em>The New England Journal of Medicine</em>. The new medicine may be on the market by the end of 2014......more»

Headline News: The Big Give: You can help the HSC make lives better    
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Thank you for your interest in supporting research, education and care, particularly in the area of cancer, at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio......more»

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