A supplement to the Mission magazine highlighting advancements at the The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the heroes who help make them happen.
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A Message from the President

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D.Thanks to the generous support and leadership of our donors and friends, the Campaign for the Future of Health is closer than ever to reaching its $300 million goal.

At our recent gala celebrating the 40th anniversary of our School of Medicine, our dear friend and longtime supporter,

Gov. Dolph Briscoe, announced his donation of an additional
$5 million for cardiovascular research and women’s health. We are deeply grateful for his unwavering dedication and for the incredible generosity of all of our donors.

The results of your support are evident in the following pages of this issue of the Vanguard. You’ll see how far we’ve come, from groundbreaking discoveries in quiet labs, to lifesaving technology in busy operating rooms.

But our work is not done. There will always be students in need of scholarships, outstanding faculty to be recruited and Nobel-Laureate discovery to be made. Philanthropy will make the difference between a very good university and a great university.

With our Campaign nearing its goal, this is just the beginning of extraordinary things to come. I am proud to lead a university where innovation, expansion and compassion go hand in hand toward research, healing patients and educating students far and wide. I am grateful to all those who are investing in this important and life-changing Campaign.

With greatest respect,

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D.
Professor, Pediatric and Transplantation Surgery

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