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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President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, (far left) congratulates a group of endowed scholarship recipients

South Texas Research Facility on track for completion
The landscape of the UT Health Science Center campus and the South Texas Medical Center is quickly evolving into a dynamic panorama of unparalleled scientific discovery. At the center of this transformation is the South Texas Research Facility (STRF).
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See photos and a map of areas available for naming opportunities in the South Texas Research Facility (STRF).

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Please note that some naming opportunities may require approval by The University of Texas System Board of Regents.

Construction is well under way on the impressive three-story, 190,000-square-foot building, with completion scheduled for late spring of 2011. Once finished, the STRF will house the Health Science Center’s growing research enterprise that will accelerate the translation of basic research discoveries into new treatments and cures that will save lives. With the addition of the STRF, the Health Science Center’s impact on the future of health will be more powerful and far-reaching than ever before.

The robust research environment at the STRF will complement the Health Science Center’s patient-centered facilities nearby including the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC), the new home for the School of Medicine’s clinical practice UT Medicine San Antonio, as well as the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC).

Core research programs to be housed in the STRF include:

  • Cancer – Research at the STRF will advance studies and patient care at the CTRC, South Texas’ only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center.

  • Center for Healthy Aging – Research will build upon the work of faculty investigators at the world-renowned Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. Scientists will focus on diseases that affect the elderly such as arthritis, Parkinson’s, osteoporosis and others.

  • Neurosciences – Investigators will build upon research at the Health Science Center that focuses on a broad spectrum of diseases and disorders such as stroke, epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Alzheimer’s, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia and others.

  • Diabetes – Research will complement the work of faculty members at the Texas Diabetes Institute, the largest research and treatment facility in the nation devoted solely to diabetes in children and adults.

  • Regenerative Medicine – In partnership with military medicine, faculty researchers will expand investigations to engineer new body tissues to cure diseases such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, congestive heart failure, spinal cord injuries, Alzheimer’s disease, and to regrow human limbs or organs.

  • Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science – Researchers will direct the $26 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health. The Health Science Center was one of only four recipients in Texas to receive the prestigious award that will allow researchers to work alongside investigators at institutions nationwide to advance bench-to-bedside collaboration.

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