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.
Vanguard - UT Health Science Center San Antonio
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A Message from the President
As this year comes to a close, I am sincerely grateful to all of you – our community partners, friends and donors – who have helped make so many exciting achievements possible at our Health Science Center.

Whether it’s educating future health care providers, conducting world-class research or providing compassionate care to patients throughout Texas and the world, your support helps us make lives better every day.

This issue of Vanguard recognizes some of our most dedicated donors, including Cathy Obriotti Green and Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., whose steadfast support is making scholarships and exceptional educational opportunities available for our students and community. We also thank the many donors who are advancing vital cancer research and care at our Cancer Therapy & Research Center and at our Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute.

Finally, I am grateful to everyone who has contributed so generously to our first Annual Fund for the Future of Health.

As the new year dawns, I am convinced that our time is now to ignite a new sense of collaboration and success that will position our university among the top health science centers in the nation. Your important partnership will help us write the next exciting chapter for our Health Science Center.

Warmest regards,
Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D.
William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP
Professor of Medicine

Tachi Yamada, M.D.
Donors fund lectures, bring prominent speakers to campus
Through funding provided by generous donors, the UT Health Science Center San Antonio is able to present annual lecture series that bring to South Texas some of the world’s most prominent scientists, humanitarians, educators and biomedical leaders.
James L. Holly, M.D.
Alumni make lives better at Health Science Center
At The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, alumni are the pride of the institution. Since opening its doors in 1968, nearly 27,000 physicians, nurses, researchers and other health care providers have graduated from the university’s five schools.
James L. Holly, M.D., his wife Melissa Holly, William L. Henrich and his wife Mary Henrich
‘Dialogue & Discoveries’ for Dental School
Warren Branch, D.D.S., a 1981 graduate of the Dental School, and his wife, Melissa, opened their home to host the Dental School’s first “Dialogue & Discoveries.” The event series showcases the work of some of the Health Science Center’s leading scientists and clinicians.
Dipen Parekh, M.D. and patient
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance gives $2 million
Dipen Parekh, M.D., a urologic oncologist at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, uses robotic technology to remove kidney, prostate and bladder cancers with great precision. This year, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance contributed $2 million to support Dr. Parekh’s work in the Rio Grande Valley.
Charles Keller, M.D.
Community garners new support for cancer research and care
Several exciting events as well as gifts from generous community donors are supporting cancer research and clinical programs at the UT Health Science Center’s Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC).
Sally and Robert T. Buchanan
IGNITE SCIENCE - Donors ignite Annual Fund
The Health Science Center’s first Annual Fund for the Future of Health is under way and building momentum, fueled by the generosity of our community. We now offer you another easy way to make your contributions to the Annual Fund - Automatic Monthly Deduction.
Paul M. Green
Endowed scholarship honors Green, supports student mentors
The late Paul M. Green, an attorney for nearly 50 years, was passionate about his profession and about serving his South Texas community. The first Paul M. Green Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Medical Education will be awarded this spring.
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