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Preeminent diabetes researcher DeFronzo honored with UT Health Science Center’s highest award

January 24, 2008

World-renowned diabetes researcher Ralph A. DeFronzo, M.D., is the 2008 Presidential Distinguished Scholar at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Web-based weight management program is effective, new study shows

January 17, 2008

A newly published research study demonstrates that a weight-management program delivered over the Internet is effective for weight loss and preventing weight gain.

UT Health Science Center program helps incarcerated women avoid returning to prison

January 16, 2008

Empowering incarcerated women to make positive changes in their lives that keep them from returning to prison was the topic of a national workshop presented recently by Mickey L. Parsons, Ph.D., M.H.A., R.N.

Generous anniversary gift to Barshops creates UT Health Science Center’s first chair in respiratory care

January 16, 2008

A surprise 55th wedding anniversary gift to longtime philanthropists Ann and Sam Barshop by their children and friends has created the first endowed chair in respiratory therapy at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

TB research in high gear at Edinburg RAHC

January 15, 2008

Twenty-one months after the opening of the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) Medical Research Division at Edinburg, a dozen research scientists are conducting studies in the state-of-the-art building, including a team led by microbiologist Subramanian Dhandayuthapani, Ph.D., known by his colleagues as Dr. Pani.

Patterson elected to infectious disease subspecialty board

January 7, 2008

Thomas F. Patterson, M.D., FACP, professor of medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and director of the San Antonio Center for Medical Mycology, has been elected to a two-year term as a member of the Subspecialty Board on Infectious Disease of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long donate $25 million

January 7, 2008

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long, an Austin couple who share a deep love for Texas and its citizens, donated $25 million to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio on Dec. 31.

Don’t assume Mexican candy is free from lead

December 20, 2007

Candies are never as nutritious as fruits and vegetables, it’s true, but who would suspect that a confection originating from south of the border would contain the heavy metal lead?

Health Science Center receives 17 percent boost in federal funding in 2007

December 19, 2007

In an era of declining federal funding, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has some impressive news — its federal funding increased 17 percent in fiscal year 2007 over the previous fiscal year.

Study: Brains of older, younger adults respond differently to thirst

December 18, 2007

Twelve healthy subjects in their 60s and 70s showed a different pattern of brain activations during thirst and satiation than did 10 healthy subjects in their 20s who drank the same amounts and underwent imaging with positron-emission tomography (PET).

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