Long School of Medicine

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Team focuses on Special K’s antidepressant effect

January 25, 2016
 

At its best, the drug ketamine relieves depression within two hours and its beneficial effect on patients may last a week. At its worst, ketamine, the party drug “Special K,” is addictive and may send recreational users into hallucinations and delusions. Some have experienced disorientation that they call the “K-hole.” Because of the potential for […]



W. Brian Reeves, M.D.

New chair of Department of Medicine named

January 5, 2016
 

W. Brian Reeves, M.D., currently professor and vice chair of medicine and chief of the Division of Nephrology at the Penn State College of Medicine, has been selected as chair of the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine, Dean Francisco González-Scarano, M.D., announced.




Research teams present findings at Breast Cancer Symposium

December 14, 2015
 

Research studies conducted by the CTRC and School of Medicine of the Health Science Center were presented during the 38th annual AACR-CTRC San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium held Dec. 8-12 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.



AMSUS honors Pruitt with lifetime award

December 1, 2015
 

Basil A. Pruitt Jr., M.D., FACS, a clinical professor at the Health Science Center and a world-renowned burn surgeon, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award Dec. 4 from AMSUS, the Society of Health Professionals.