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A colorectal screening is ‘an investment in your health,’ surgeon says

March 14, 2006

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and physicians like Morton Kahlenberg, M.D., of the Health Science Center, are spreading the word: If you are over 50 (or younger if you have certain risk factors), make a deposit in the bank account of your health by getting screened.

Mood disorders researcher Soares named to NIH center’s panel

March 7, 2006

The National Institutes of Health’s Center for Scientific Review appointed Jair C. Soares, M.D., of the Health Science Center, to the Neural Basis of Psychopathology, Addictions and Sleep Disorders Study Section.

Gift to establish professorship in public health preparedness

March 7, 2006

A $100,000 donation from a Texas educator will lead to establishment of the A. David Mangelsdorff, Ph.D., Professorship in Public Health Preparedness and Biomedical Research at the Health Science Center.

President Cigarroa receives UNAM’s highest medical award

February 28, 2006

The nation’s only practicing surgeon/university president, Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., traveled to Mexico City Feb. 20 to receive an honorary award from the oldest university in the Western Hemisphere.

Diabetes, chest pain among issues studied by Kleberg Scholars

February 28, 2006

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of the Health Science Center, honored representatives of the Robert J. Kleberg Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation at a reception/dinner Feb. 27 in McAllen, where he also saluted the outstanding resident physicians at the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) who are the 2005-2006 Kleberg Medical Scholars.

Rio Grande City names elementary school for longtime physician

February 21, 2006

Mario E. Ramirez, M.D., vice president for South Texas programs at the Health Science Center and a former member of the UT System Board of Regents, spent more than 50 years practicing family medicine in Starr County.

Screening method identifies unfolded, aberrant proteins

February 21, 2006

During normal aging and various neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s and Parkinson’s diseases, proteins become unfolded or clump together, thereby losing their function and damaging the cells and tissues.

Alternative diet may give hope to Americans disappointed by latest news on low-fat diets

February 21, 2006

Millions of Americans who have religiously followed a low-fat diet recently learned some discouraging news.

Health Science Center recruits Winston to department of surgery

February 14, 2006

The Health Science Center has added another outstanding surgeon to its team of top-notch faculty members.

Children learn how to eat nutritiously, the Whyville way

February 14, 2006

In a magical online city called Whyville, children ages 8 to 14 meet to interact and have fun learning.

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