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Welcome to
The Mission

We are the magazine of
The University of Texas

Health Science Center
at San Antonio.

Address correspondence to
the editor, Natalie Gutierrez,
at: GUTIERREZN@uthscsa.edu


Inside The Mission...

Guy and Garrett Duncan

Curing Children's Cancers
Restoring the Joys of Childhood

Each year approximately 11,000
U.S. children are diagnosed with
cancer. More than 8,000 of those
become long-term survivors.

Health Science Center physicians
and researchers are helping
make the number of success
stories even higher.



B R E A K T H R O U G H S

Health Science Center research team discovers gene mutations associated with altered rates of HIV-1 disease progression in African Americans--and possibly also in Hispanics.


Fading Memories

Alzheimer's patients are being cared for in a safer environment and with better therapies at a specially designed facility staffed by Health Science Center physicians. An 85-year-old patient shares some of her trials and victories with the disease.

Alzheimer's disease predictors



Ways the Health Science Center helps you

What's new in science and medicine? These are but a few of the Health Science Center's recent accomplishments.


Decade of the Bone and Joint, 2000-2010

Only five health professionals worldwide were invited to set goals and strategies for the decade. The Health Science Center's Dr. Nicolas E. Walsh was one of those selected for the honor.


Champions of Excellence

The six recipients of the 1997 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching comment on their profession.


Centered on health

Centered on giving

Alumni Impact


It was a very good year

Photo highlights of the Health Science Center's 25th anniversary year.

Mission