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Poison Center medical director invited to serve on federal board

February 17, 2004

Miguel C. Fernández, M.D., medical director of the South Texas Poison Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).


HSC researchers seek glaucoma-Alzheimer’s link

February 17, 2004

A research group at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is examining the intriguing possibility of a link between glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease.


Clinical trial studies drug’s ability to prevent diabetes

February 17, 2004

The Texas Diabetes Institute, a partnership of the Health Science Center and the University Health System, is recruiting individuals for a four-year clinical trial of pioglitazone (brand name Actos) for the prevention of type 2 diabetes.


UTHSC research team receives grant from The Mind Science Foundation

February 10, 2004

Abraham Verghese, M.D., the Marvin Forland Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, and Therese Jones, PhD., associate director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, received a 2004 Tom Slick Research Award in Consciousness from The Mind Science Foundation.


Cell biologist is named top 2004 scholar at HSC

February 9, 2004

A San Antonio researcher who studies the orderly – and sometimes not so orderly – process by which the body kills its own cells was awarded The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s top honor Jan. 29.


1st South Texas child to receive resynchronization pacemaker doing well

February 8, 2004

Generally it’s a good thing to have a big heart, but in 9-year-old Bradley Price’s case, he literally had too big a heart.


Professor appointed to state board of examiners

February 3, 2004

Scott Johnson, M.D., associate professor in the division of cardiothoracic surgery, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Perfusionists.


Two new NIH grants give boost to science education in South Texas

February 3, 2004

Nelda Charles, a teacher at Nimitz Academy in the North East Independent School District, was about to let her students play a game in class. “The reason we’re playing this game is so you don’t end up with the terrible disease osteoporosis,” Charles said to her young charges.


Health Science Center launches early admission dental program with TAMIU

February 3, 2004

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students considering a career in dentistry will soon benefit from the launching of a 3+4 dual degree and Dental Early Admission Program (DEAP) between The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and TAMIU.


Omnibus spending bill includes $4 million for Health Science Center

January 27, 2004

Asthma, Hispanic nutrition and myeloma projects of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are included for funding in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill Act approved by the House in December and by the Senate on Jan. 22.


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