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Headline News: South Texas Epilepsy Clinics bring seizure experts to border   
Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014

New South Texas Epilepsy Clinics in Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Laredo are allowing residents of the South Texas border region to be treated by epilepsy specialists in their hometowns. Lola Morgan, M.D., and Octavian Lie, M.D., Ph.D., board-certified neurologists at UT Medicine San Antonio, are providing the patient care. .....more»

Headline News: Health Science Center wins two UT System awards   
Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014

Health Science Center wins two UT System Chancellor's Awards.....more»

Headline News: Nine HSC faculty members discuss research at RegenMed SA   
Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014

Nine UT Health Science Center San Antonio faculty presenters discussed the science of stem cells and regenerative medicine during the first RegenMed SA conference held recently at UTSA. Among them were Chih-Ko Yeh, B.D.S., Ph.D., who is studying whether stem cells might be used to regenerate salivary glands destroyed by radiation treatment......more»

Headline News: Screenings, genetic testing can help detect colorectal cancer   
Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time to check with your doctor to see if a colonoscopy — a screening test for colon cancer — would be appropriate for you. For some individuals with certain risk factors, a genetic risk assessment also may be needed. .....more»

Headline News: Symptom test for environmental intolerances now online   
Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time to check with your doctor to see if a colonoscopy — a screening test for colon cancer — would be appropriate for you. For some individuals with certain risk factors, a genetic risk assessment also may be needed. .....more»

Headline News: Nursing students learn about poverty to improve health care    
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

The School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio hosted its first multidisciplinary poverty simulation. During the simulation Feb. 3, medical and nursing students, as well as faculty and community action leaders learned the realities of life for patients who live with the constant stress of poverty......more»

Headline News: Novel screening technique shows promise for neuroblastoma   
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

Neuroblastoma, a cancer that forms in immature nerve cells, is one of the most common and deadly types of childhood cancer. To develop new treatments, researchers have needed better laboratory screening techniques to identify agents for targeted therapy. Liqin Du, Ph.D., has developed a new screening technique that works with a novel treatment called differentiation therapy being used for neuroblastoma......more»

Headline News: Ancient Chinese medicine could conquer pancreatic cancer   
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

The bark of the Amur cork tree (<em>Phellodendron amurense</em>) has traveled a centuries-long road in the healing arts. Following successful research using extract from the cork tree’s bark with prostate cancer, A. Pratap Kumar, Ph.D., and his team are investigating whether the extract is effective against pancreatic and other cancers. .....more»

Headline News: Founding medical dean introduced at UTRGV campuses    
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

Dr. Francisco Fernandez was introduced Feb. 26 as the founding dean of the medical school at the new UT Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). He visited with community members at the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen, UT Pan American in Edinburg and UT Brownsville. The medical school will be a strong base to train doctors and provide health care to South Texans, he said......more»

Headline News: Dr. Shelledy named School of Health Professions dean   
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

David Shelledy, Ph.D., who served as founding dean of the Department of Respiratory Care from 1994 to 2004, will rejoin the UT Health Science Center San Antonio July 1 as dean of the School of Health Professions. As dean of the College of Health Sciences at Rush University since 2007, he has doubled enrollment in the college and added six new degree programs......more»

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