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Laura Bush presents nation’s highest library award to UT Health Science Center for its Rio Grande Valley outreach

March 15, 2005

Mrs. Laura Bush presented the Health Science Center’s Regional Academic Health Center Medical Library with the 2004 National Award for Museum and Library Service in a March 14 ceremony in Washington, D.C. The awards are conferred annually by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to institutions that have demonstrated a perpetual, long-term commitment to public service through innovative programs and community partnerships.

President announces major changes in university leadership

March 15, 2005

President Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., announced Mar. 8 several important changes in key leadership positions at the Health Science Center.

Cigarroa says Health Science Center is ‘powerful stimulus’ to economy

March 10, 2005

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has an impact of $1 billion a year on the South Texas economy, according to a new study sponsored by the UT System administration and announced March 9 in Austin.

Health Science Center wins U.S. award for seat belt survey results

March 8, 2005

The Health Science Center has won the National Buckle Up America Award from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

National Kidney Foundation to fete Calhoon, Fried, Nichols

March 8, 2005

Three health professionals who have increased public awareness of transplantation and who have encouraged many area families through their tireless and competent work will receive the Kathryn Dial Murray “Gift of Life” Award this week from the National Kidney Foundation of South and Central Texas.

HSC researchers are first to map destructive gene

March 8, 2005

Dental researchers at Health Science Center are the first in the world to successfully map the gene that causes dentinogenesis imperfecta (DGI) Type III, a disease that affects tooth density and color and over time can cause teeth to wear to the gum line.

San Antonio, Reynosa medical schools partner on infectious diseases degree

March 1, 2005

A master’s degree program in infectious diseases – with special emphasis on tuberculosis – will be established in the Reynosa-McAllen border region by this fall, thanks to a $290,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

U.S. Surgeon General Carmona calls obesity ‘the terror within’

March 1, 2005

U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, who visited the Health Science Center for a Feb. 24 symposium on obesity in the Hispanic population, suggested that if the public viewed the current epidemic of obesity with the same seriousness as potential acts of bioterrorism, the United States would take a solid and necessary step toward becoming a healthier nation.

UT Health Science Center opens student-run free clinic at Alpha Home

February 22, 2005

Millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans find their care in hospital emergency rooms, long after the time when preventive steps might have been taken to better their health.

Agreement opens pathway for Laredo students to School of Medicine

February 22, 2005

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, signed an agreement Friday with Texas A&M International University(TAMIU) in Laredo to facilitate the admission of outstanding TAMIU students into the Health Science Center’s School of Medicine.

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