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Regents give funding authorizations for $263 million in UTHSC projects

August 12, 2006

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, said in a university-wide e-mail Aug. 11 that The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ approval of $263 million in capital and other projects for the Health Science Center, along with more than $100 million for The University of Texas at San Antonio, has made this “a red-letter day that should be celebrated and remembered.”


Rep. Gonzalez tours radiology areas at UTHSC, UH

August 8, 2006

Non-invasive diagnostic procedures, image-guided minimally invasive therapeutic procedures, research advances in the field of radiology, increased patient comfort and improved disease detection were the central topics as U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez visited The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and University Hospital on July 31.


Cork tree extract puts a cork on prostate cancer growth, study shows

August 8, 2006

An over-the counter herbal supplement derived from the Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense) killed a high percentage of cultured prostate cancer cells in studies conducted at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Dental School, School of Medicine rank 2nd in U.S. in Hispanic grads

August 8, 2006

Both the Dental School and the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio ranked second in the country in the number of Hispanics obtaining graduate professional degrees after the 2004-2005 academic year, according to rankings reported this summer by the Virginia-based magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.


Health Science Center establishes department of epidemiology and biostatistics

July 25, 2006

Reflecting the importance of measurable analysis in every area of scientific discovery, the Health Science Center has created a department of epidemiology and biostatistics in its School of Medicine, and has appointed Brad H. Pollock, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor and chair.


School of Nursing professor contributes to IOM report

July 25, 2006

A report released July 20 by the Institute of Medicine on the toll and frequency of prescription drug errors urges everyone, from patients and educators to industry and regulators, to play a role in enhancing procedures and vigilance so that errors and subsequent costs to health and the economy can be reduced.


Director of the San Antonio Cancer Institute appointed

July 25, 2006

William Henrich, M.D., M.A.C.P., dean of the Health Science Center’s School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs, and Karen Fields, M.D., president and CEO at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC), are pleased to announce that the Health Science Center and the CTRC have jointly recruited one of the nation’s outstanding oncologists, Tyler Curiel, M.D., to lead the San Antonio Cancer Institute (SACI).


RAHC expansion is ‘a commitment to the people of the Valley’

July 25, 2006

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of the Health Science Center, told Lower Rio Grande Valley leaders July 17 that the Regional Academic Health Center’s second Harlingen building, currently under construction, represents “a firm and enduring commitment by the Health Science Center to the people of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, chief among them our veterans.”


Ranjan receives Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar Award

July 11, 2006

A researcher at the Health Science Center has won a $200,000 grant to study brain molecular changes that reduce our ability to learn and remember as we age.


San Antonio partnership makes Top 50 Hospitals in 3 specialties

July 11, 2006

For the seventh consecutive year, University Health System, one of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s primary teaching hospitals, has made a U.S. News & World Report list of the best U.S. hospitals.


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