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Center meets needs of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

December 7, 2004

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) might not be a household term, but mention the name Hank Gathers to sports fans and some will remember the promising young Loyola Marymount star who collapsed on the basketball court more than a decade ago and died at age 23.


Hispanic Center of Excellence-Dentistry gets $592,000 boost

December 7, 2004

The Hispanic Center of Excellence-Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will be able to offer more programs to attract and retain Hispanic dental students and faculty members, thanks to a $592,000 grant from the Division of Health Professions Diversity, Bureau of Health Professions, of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).


13th SACI symposium puts spotlight on cancer prevention

November 29, 2004

The 13th Annual Cancer Research Symposium of the San Antonio Cancer Institute (SACI) focused on prevention of the dreaded set of diseases that make up cancer.


New professorship honors longtime gastroenterologist Schenker

November 29, 2004

Steven Schenker, M.D., professor of medicine and pharmacology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and former chief of the divisions of gastroenterology at both the Health Science Center and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, is being honored with a new academic endowed professorship established in his name.


American Board of Internal Medicine invites Verghese to serve on board

November 23, 2004

Abraham Verghese, M.D., D.Sc. (Hon), the Marvin Forland Distinguished Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and director of the university’s Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, recently was appointed to the board of directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Dental faculty help develop resource for cancer patients’ oral health

November 15, 2004

Several Dental School faculty members at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio made significant contributions to a newly released monograph for dentists treating cancer patients.


Study: Disease management gave heart failure patients more time

November 15, 2004

Patients with congestive heart failure who received disease management services – such as home visits and telephone calls from registered nurses – between trips to the doctor’s office lived longer than patients who did not receive the services, reported Gregory Freeman, M.D., and Autumn Dawn Galbreath, M.D., at the American Heart Association Scientific Meetings Nov. 7 in New Orleans.


$1.1 million project seeks prevention of lead exposure

November 15, 2004

he U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has given The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio a $1.1 million grant to support expanded screening of children and pregnant women for lead exposure and to encourage more physicians to test for lead before symptoms appear.


President’s Council makes possible 2 new endowed chairs

November 9, 2004

More than 200 distinguished philanthropists joined Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president, at the San Antonio Country Club Oct. 26 for the annual fall luncheon and awards program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio President’s Council and Development Board.


Body’s ‘internal marijuana’: A new target for treatment of schizophrenia, Parkinson’s?

November 1, 2004

“Endocannabinoids” is an impressive word that sounds like the name for a group of tribal warriors or an ancient people.


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