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Video game helps cancer patients 13-29 adhere to treatment

August 4, 2008

Re-Mission™, a video game for cancer patients ages 13-29, is an effective way to improve adherence to oral chemotherapy regimens, antibiotic therapy and other survival-affecting behaviors in this young and at-risk population, according to a clinical research study described in today’s issue of Pediatrics.

United Way honors Usatine for Student-Run Free Clinic leadership

July 31, 2008

The concept is simple yet profound: Training medical students in the community where they are needed, rather than solely in classrooms, results in a well-rounded, more-compassionate physician of the future.

Teachers sharpen health science teaching skills at summer institute

July 29, 2008

The Med Ed Teacher Institute: Building Educational Bridges into the Health Professions, a program replete with hands-on activities that can be effective for teaching, including a portable echocardiogram (ECG) machine to monitor the heart, tooth models and a dental cavity potential kit, the art of suturing on a suture practice arm, teaching how to administer shots on a simulator, DNA fingerprinting kits and a “Who Owns These Bones?” scientific investigation kit.

UT Health Science Center to offer doctoral degree in physical therapy this fall

July 29, 2008

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s School of Allied Health Sciences will offer its first doctoral degree this fall — a doctorate in physical therapy (DPT).

Nature article: Gene suppresses DNA break-induced chromosome errors

July 23, 2008

Just as square dance partners join hands at a particular point in the music, so broken pieces of DNA in our cells reunite as they are repaired.

Broken DNA must find right partners quickly amid repairs

July 23, 2008

Gene called ATM suppresses break-induced chromosome translocations, study shows

CTRC recognized as center of excellence for blood cancer, disease

July 18, 2008

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has achieved recognition as a Center of Excellence by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation.

UT Health Science Center faculty members Parsons, Schmelz named fellows in American Academy of Nursing

July 18, 2008

Two faculty members from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s School of Nursing have been named fellows in the American Academy of Nursing, one of the highest achievements in the nursing profession.

Barshop Institute head receives British gerontology medal

July 17, 2008

The British Society for Research on Aging today awarded a Texas scientist its highest honor, a medal that has been given to only seven other pioneers in gerontology since 1982, including only one born in America.

CTRC leader honored by Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

July 16, 2008

Francis Giles, M.D., of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, was awarded the 2008 Chairman’s Citation for Excellence in Community Service by the South Texas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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