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Students to explore physician assistant profession during UT Health Science Center camp

July 2, 2010

The Regional Campus of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is holding a Summer Physician Assistant Camp. During the camp, Laredo-area high school students will role-play as physician assistants and patients as they learn how to conduct a medical interview, perform a cardiovascular exam and interpret rate and rhythm from an EKG report.

Improvement Science Summit set for July 7

July 1, 2010

Summit launches new improvement science research network supported by $3 million NIH grant; ninth annual Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice following the summit explains how to conduct research that improves patient safety and quality of care

Batter up! S.A. Missions to help groups promote organ, eye, tissue donation

June 24, 2010

Volunteers from UT Health Science Center San Antonio Allograft Resources; the University Transplant Center (a collaboration of the Health Science Center School of Medicine and University Health System); and Vital Alliance, a volunteer group made up of transplant recipients, will help to educate fans on the importance of registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.

Jaén elected as a director of American Board of Family Medicine

June 23, 2010

Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of family and community medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Medicine, the second-largest medical specialty board in the United States.

CPRIT awards $28.2 million to programs involving Health Science Center

June 23, 2010

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) on June 18 announced $28.2 million in funding for a trio of projects that include researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Ravdin to lead Breast Health Clinic at CTRC

June 22, 2010

Peter Ravdin, M.D., Ph.D., has been named director of the Breast Health Clinic at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

New communitywide initiative to promote healthy eating and active living in Laredo

June 21, 2010

After several months of planning and communication by a group of communitywide stakeholders, a new Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Initiative will be officially launched today.

Media invited to learn about new communitywide HEAL Initiative

June 17, 2010

The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) initiative is a collaboration of stakeholders from various organizations and agencies in Laredo.

Novel treatment shows promise in regenerating bone destroyed by multiple myeloma

June 16, 2010

An experimental treatment has regenerated bone destroyed by multiple myeloma, an incurable but treatable cancer of the bone marrow, in 11 of the first 34 patients enrolled in a clinical study at eight research centers around the country.

Sanga to lead tech transfer for UT branches in San Antonio, Valley

June 15, 2010

Arjun Sanga, J.D., has been named executive director of South Texas Technology Management, a regional technology transfer office that serves four University of Texas institutions (the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, UT San Antonio (UTSA), UT Brownsville and UT-Pan American).

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