October 10, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 35



HSC Profile

In Memoriam

Newly Granted


HSC Media Report

September 2000

National and International

Dr. Curtis L. Triplitt, medicine, commented on levels of microalbuminuria in diabetics for WebMD, an online physicians news service.

USA Today quoted Dr. Lawrence Harkless, orthopaedics/podiatry service, and Dr. Boulos Toursarkissian, surgery, in an article about the high rate of leg amputations in South Texas.

Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine mentioned Dr. Martha Medrano, psychiatry/Medical Hispanic Center of Excellence, in an item about the Pick Your Path to Health women’s health program.

Dr. John Williams, medicine, was quoted in broadcast and print media nationwide about his study of using the antidepressant Paxil to treat mild depression in older patients. The study was reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


Dr. Rise' Lyman, general dentistry, discussed dental managed care practices with the Dallas Morning News.

The Laredo Morning Times mentioned a cancer update program hosted by the Health Science Center and the Mid Rio Grande Border Area Health Education Center.

The Willacy County News quoted Dr. Paul Thomas, pediatrics, in a story about a new clinic staffed by HSC pediatric oncologists/hematologists and located at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.

The Houston Chronicle and Fort Worth Star-Telegram were among the Texas dailies mentioning Dr. John Williams’ study of treating mild depression in older patients.

San Antonio Express-News

The five finalists for the presidency of the Health Science Center were named and pictured in a story quoting Dr. Charles Mullins, executive vice chancellor for health affairs with the U. T. System.

The Express-News ran a notice about an Alzheimer’s disease program featuring Dr. David Espino, Department of Medicine/Geriatrics, and the announcement of a site for the new children’s cancer center.

Dr. Emilio Romero, Department of Psychiatry, was featured in an article highlighting his visit with Pope John Paul II.

Dr. John P. Howe, III, president, Dr. Kevin Donly, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. John P. Brown, community dentistry, and Dr. Maria Lopez-Howell, restorative dentistry, were all interviewed about the benefits of adding fluoride to San Antonio’s water supply.

Dr. Mary Pat Moyer, Department of Surgery, was featured in an article about high-tech companies in San Antonio.

Dr. Tim Jones, medicine, was quoted in a story about a delay in the arrival of flu vaccine.

The Express-News mentioned Dr. John Williams’ study of Paxil to treat mild depression.

Area Media

Dr. Bankole A. Johnson, Department of Psychiatry, spoke to The San Antonio Informer regarding his alcoholism study.

The San Antonio Medical Gazette’s article on heart transplant programs mentioned Drs. Glenn Halff and John Calhoon, Department of Surgery, and the late Dr. J. Kent Trinkle.

The San Antonio Business Journal reported on the finalists for the presidency of the Health Science Center.

Area Television

Dr. Kevin Donly, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, explains to medical reporter Angela Vierville, KSAT-TV, Channel 12, the tray method that is currently used by dentists to whiten teeth. He was interviewed about a Health Science Center study on teeth-whitening strips, another method that will be available on the commercial market next year. (Photo by Fernando Serna)

KSAT-TV, Channel 13, spoke with Dr. Kevin Donly, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, regarding a new procedure to whiten teeth.

KENS-TV, Channel 5, interviewed Dr. David Shelledy, Department of Respiratory Care, about the dangers of breathing polluted air from area fires.

Dr. William Sponsel, Department of Ophthalmology, was interviewed by KENS, about his study with the drug Viagra and eye disorders,

KENS interviewed Dr. Eva Lee, Department of Molecular Medicine, on her work with AT and ATM cells.

Dr. Jia-Hong Gao, Research Imaging Center, was interviewed by KENS about the brain’s response to food.

Area Radio

KLBJ-AM and KLBJ-FM spoke with Dr. Lawrence Harkless, Department of Podiatry, about new developments in the field of podiatry.

Dr. Marc Feldman, medicine/cardiology, was interviewed by KGNB-AM about heart bypass surgeries.

WOAI-AM spoke with Dr. Autumn Galbreath, Department of Medicine, about a new congestive heart failure study.

Dr. Donald Dudley, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was interviewed by WOAI regarding the dangers of taking over-the-counter drugs for expectant mothers.

WOAI interviewed Dr. Robert Nolan, Department of Pediatrics, about the possible connection of excessive use of pacifiers and ear infections in babies.

—Compiled by Myong Covert