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Recruiting more Hispanics to cancer clinical trials crucial to reducing health disparities

May 19, 2014

Hispanics are the fastest-growing demographic group in the United States, and they suffer from major health disparities, including higher rates of cancers of the cervix, stomach and liver. However, their enrollment levels in cancer clinical trials seeking to cure these problems is abysmally low: 3.9 percent.


$600,000 from Alliance for Lupus Research furthers investigations

May 19, 2014

Drugs called epigenetic modulators hold promise in treating lupus


High school students get rare chance to quiz Nobel Laureate

May 15, 2014

Several high school students who participate in the Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy at the UT Health Science Center will have face time with Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie, Ph.D., of Columbia University.


Eating well to live better – the best Mother’s Day gift

May 9, 2014

Bioprospector Michael Wargovich travels the world to find cancer-fighting ingredients in traditional foods, but you can do the same thing with fresh, local ingredients — and Dr. Wargovich and Chef Iverson Brownell can show you how on May 11 at the Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market.


Mother’s Day cooking demo at Quarry Farmers Market

May 9, 2014

A free cooking demonstration, lecture and Q&A on the science behind anti-inflammatory foods, sponsored by the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center


Pamela Otto, M.D., named chair of Department of Radiology

May 8, 2014

Pamela Otto, M.D., FACR, has been named chair of the Department of Radiology by Francisco González-Scarano, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Student receives Fulbright U.S. Student Award to create health program in West Africa

May 8, 2014

Samy Bendjemil, an M.D./M.P.H. student at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been awarded a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to set up a community health club in Burkina Faso, a West African country north of Ghana.


New $2.9 million study to help obese Latino kids eat better, play more through family counseling, text messages

May 7, 2014

A new obesity management program will use family counseling, text messages and newsletters to control weight and spark healthier eating and physical activity habits in obese/overweight Latino kids, thanks to a five-year $2.9 million federal grant awarded to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


New type of laser addresses glaucoma, other eye conditions

May 7, 2014

UT Medicine San Antonio’s and University Health System’s first patients to receive glaucoma treatment using a technique called endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP); this is performed with a newly acquired laser that can lower pressure in the eye after cataract surgery without extra incisions and with less inflammation than patients experience with other laser techniques


Feingold gift to benefit School of Dentistry at UT Health Science Center

May 4, 2014

A $250,000 gift from Florida dentist Jeffrey P. Feingold, D.D.S., M.S.D., and his wife, Barbara, will benefit the School of Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the construction of the Center for Oral Health Care & Research, scheduled to open in July 2015.


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