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COPD genetic research study needs 1,000 volunteers

September 29, 2008

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System seek to enroll 1,000 current and former smokers in a genetic epidemiology study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S.


Dr. Kathleen Stevens named a fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education

September 26, 2008

Kathleen R. Stevens, Ed.D., R.N., professor and director of the Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice (ACE) at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, was inducted as a fellow into the Academy of Nursing Education on Saturday, Sept. 17.


Briscoe, a Texas icon, adds to legacy with $5 million gift to UTHSC

September 20, 2008

More than 1,300 people attending The University of Texas Health Science Center’s second annual gala Saturday received great news for women in South Texas: the evening’s special honoree, former Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr., announced he is giving $5 million in support of cardiology and women’s health.


Medical ethics lecture honors Dr. Paul Farmer’s public health work in Haiti, depicted in book ‘Mountains Beyond Mountains’

September 18, 2008

The annual lecture honors the memory of Dr. Bryant, a compassionate San Antonio physician who was an unceasing advocate for the medically underserved in the East Side of the city.


CTRC receives grant to further develop novel therapies for leukemia

September 17, 2008

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio announced today that Jennifer Carew, Ph.D., and Francis Giles, M.D., have been awarded a $150,000 grant from LeukemiaTexas for research to develop novel therapies for the treatment of leukemia.


President Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., receives honorary doctoral degree

September 11, 2008

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, was honored Sept. 10 by the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon with an honorary doctoral degree for his distinguished contributions to medicine, especially in the area of organ transplantation.


UT Health Science Center to hold groundbreaking ceremony for Spectrum Athletic Club on campus

September 8, 2008

The two-story, 37,000-square-foot facility will be open 24/7 and will offer the latest cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, complete with personal viewing screens, as well as free weights, a basketball court, group exercise classes, a sauna and steam room.


Novel therapy delivers radioactive lipid nanospheres to tumors

September 3, 2008

UT Health Science Center, Azaya Therapeutics Inc. announce license agreement


Multicultural Conference on Breast Cancer set for Sept. 6

September 2, 2008

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s Council for Excellence in Women’s Health and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Antonio Affiliate present the Second Annual Multicultural Conference on Breast Cancer from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.


Laser heart surgery relieves otherwise untreatable chest pain

September 1, 2008

The goal is to create circulation again in areas of the heart that are ischemic—cut off from oxygenated blood.


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