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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.

$60 million in Tuition Revenue Bonds to build dynamic research facility

July 11, 2006

House Bill 153, recently passed by the state Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry, is a milestone piece of legislation in the life of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and it will fund a signature research facility that will transform the face of the South Texas Medical Center, Health Science Center President Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., said July 11 at a campus visit by Gov. Perry.

Kudolo honored for study showing herb doesn’t cause insulin resistance

June 27, 2006

George Kudolo, Ph.D., professor in the department of clinical laboratory sciences at the Health Science Center, has received the Martin Goland Research Award from the Alamo Chapter of Sigma Xi.

Heart cells in aged mice contain many more random gene-expression combinations than same cells in young mice

June 27, 2006

As we age, our bodies increasingly lose the ability to repair errors that occur in our genetic blueprint, DNA.

SAFARI study examines variety of health problems in Hispanic children

June 20, 2006

Hundreds of children will be going on a safari beginning this summer. But this isn’t any ordinary safari.

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