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San Antonio Life Sciences Institute to meet Feb. 26

February 24, 2016

The San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI), which unites UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and UT San Antonio researchers on life sciences collaborative projects, is convening Feb. 26 at the Health Science Center for an informational forum.


Deborah Conway

Conway named interim chair of OB-Gyn

February 23, 2016

Deborah L. Conway, M.D., has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, effective immediately.


Alzheimers Couple

Donors sustain Alzheimer’s institute momentum

February 23, 2016

With several million dollars in new gifts, momentum continues to grow for the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Diseases launched in September by the Health Science Center.


Colon display

Learn how to prevent colon cancer

February 23, 2016

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The colon and rectal team of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center and UT Medicine are gearing up for an entire month of education, support and awareness to inform the public about colon cancer facts and prevention.


Josh Hanson

New assistant dean named for School of Medicine

February 22, 2016

Joshua Hanson, M.D., M.P.H., has been named assistant dean for student affairs in the School of Medicine. He has served as interim dean since April 2014.


Canty Mitchel

Faculty member named chair of diversity council

February 22, 2016

Janie Canty-Mitchell, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Healthcare Diversity Council (HCDC) board of directors. Dr. Canty-Mitchell serves as professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Health Systems and interim chair of the Department of Health Restoration and Care System Management in the School of Nursing at the Health Science Center.


San Antonio Magazine: Color Me A Success

February 22, 2016

A lot of forces were at work pushing Ryan Russe to embrace the phenomenon of adult coloring books.  As a kid growing up in San Antonio, the Ronald Reagan High School grad was the type who was always filling sketch pads with drawings. But as he got olde …


Science Codex: Texas-developed technology key to discoveries

February 22, 2016

How do some viruses–comparable to HIV–insert their genetic information into cells and permanently infect them? In a paper published in Nature in February, scientists showed the structure of a protein complex that enables this to occur. Read the full …


Science.Mic: Diet Soda, the timeless health scam

February 22, 2016

Diet soda has been around since the 1950s. A 2013 Gallup poll indicated that 24% of adults drink it over the regular stuff. But even though it’s billed as the lesser evil of it’s sugar-packed counterpart, diet soda hasn’t actually proved to be much bet …


Deborah Parra Medina

Professor assumes leadership roles in health research

February 22, 2016

Deborah Parra-Medina, Ph.D., M.P.H., a Latino health researcher and professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, recently became a national research fellow and is co-leading regional health education centers in South Texas.


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