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Community donates $53,000 for nursing scholarships, grants

May 23, 2006

A record $53,000 was raised May 17 to help aspiring nurses begin their education at the Health Science Center’s School of Nursing.


Even moderate diet during pregnancy can impair development, researchers say

May 23, 2006

In a study investigating developmental programming, or how the development of the fetus in the womb affects that individual’s lifetime health, researchers have found new evidence emphasizing the critical need for expectant mothers to get adequate nutrition.


Use of Titanium Rib increases, resulting in more lives saved

May 23, 2006

The Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib, an invention developed and validated over the past 19 years at the Health Science Center and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, is having a major impact on the way surgeons treat children whose lung growth is threatened by chest wall abnormalities, its inventor says.


UTHSC, Metro Health launch $3.2 million study of stillbirth

May 23, 2006

The estimates vary, from 1 in 200 pregnancies to 1 in 400, but the heartache of parents who have experienced a stillbirth seldom varies.


Naylor, other chromosome 3 explorers unveil their final work in Nature

May 16, 2006

The sequencing and analysis of human chromosome 3 provided a few surprises for researchers including Susan Naylor, Ph.D., professor of cellular and structural biology at the Health Science Center.


Weaker joins class of 2006 Minnie Stevens Piper Professors

May 16, 2006

Frank J. Weaker, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of cellular and structural biology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, was named a 2006 Piper Professor in early May by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.


Congenital heart program collaboration is saving the tiniest of lives

May 16, 2006

Colman Collins turned 2 on March 30, a momentous birthday for any toddler but especially so for Colman.


Nursing Advisory Council health seminar and luncheon brings in $42,000

May 16, 2006

More than 320 supporters of the School of Nursing learned ways to reduce stress during the Nursing Advisory Council’s annual health seminar and luncheon on May 2.


HSC employee receives kidney from caring co-worker

May 9, 2006

Patti Ruffin, 51, an employee at the Health Science Center, knew that one day she would need a kidney transplant.


National Inventors Hall of Fame inducts Palmaz

May 9, 2006

Tinkering in the garage led a young doctor to create a device that would impact the world in more ways than anyone could have imagined. World-renowned inventor and radiologist Julio Palmaz, M.D., the Ashbel Smith Professor at the Health Science Center, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame during a ceremony May 5-6 in Akron, Ohio.


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