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Experts available to comment on Hurricane Katrina disaster

September 2, 2005

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Health Science Center forensic dentist on scene in Baton Rouge

September 2, 2005

David Senn, D.D.S., a forensic dentist who helped identify victims of September 11 at Ground Zero in New York, is in Baton Rouge, La., as part of a regional team sent to begin the process of identifying victims of Hurricane Katrina.

RAHC in Harlingen hosts 5 environmental medicine interns

August 30, 2005

One physician, two aspiring physicians and two public health students learned about the special health issues of the border region during an eye-opening internship offered for the first time ever in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

Thoracic endograft surgery, 1st in S.A., fixes firefighter’s aorta

August 30, 2005

San Antonio firefighter Rob Gonzales was only 200 yards from the back of his station, No. 11 at Leona and El Paso streets, when the SUV made a U-turn in front of his motorcycle.

Study to ask whether medical assistants are the right fit to keep us fit

August 23, 2005

A two-year, $296,000 grant awarded this summer by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will enable physicians at the Health Science Center and University Health System to study a way to change four of our worst habits – smoking, lack of exercise, unhealthy eating and alcohol consumption.

Renowned cancer researcher/author joins the Health Science Center

August 16, 2005

Noted cancer expert Thomas J. Slaga, Ph.D., joined the Health Science Center this summer as a professor of pharmacology and San Antonio Cancer Institute (SACI) member. Dr. Slaga has been involved with scientific studies of cancer for almost 40 years and has research interests ranging from cancer causation, prevention and control to aging.

New method promises to improve osteoporosis detection

August 16, 2005

Millions who live with the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis lead fractured lives, and the disease is usually silent until the first break occurs.

HSC records $6 million increase in NIH awards

August 16, 2005

The Health Science Center received more than $88 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards in fiscal year 2004, an increase of 7.5 percent over the previous year and 84 percent higher than FY 1999.

Back to school with belligerent bacteria

August 9, 2005

As parents prepare their children for classes, sports and other extra-curricular activities, there’s one thing they should beware this back-to-school season – bacteria.

President Cigarroa receives Salute to Education lifetime honor

August 9, 2005

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of the Health Science Center, will be honored for lifetime achievement tonight at the 13th Annual Salute to Education awards banquet in San Antonio.

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