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Study to ask whether medical assistants are the right fit to keep us fit

August 23, 2005

A two-year, $296,000 grant awarded this summer by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will enable physicians at the Health Science Center and University Health System to study a way to change four of our worst habits – smoking, lack of exercise, unhealthy eating and alcohol consumption.


Renowned cancer researcher/author joins the Health Science Center

August 16, 2005

Noted cancer expert Thomas J. Slaga, Ph.D., joined the Health Science Center this summer as a professor of pharmacology and San Antonio Cancer Institute (SACI) member. Dr. Slaga has been involved with scientific studies of cancer for almost 40 years and has research interests ranging from cancer causation, prevention and control to aging.


New method promises to improve osteoporosis detection

August 16, 2005

Millions who live with the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis lead fractured lives, and the disease is usually silent until the first break occurs.


HSC records $6 million increase in NIH awards

August 16, 2005

The Health Science Center received more than $88 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards in fiscal year 2004, an increase of 7.5 percent over the previous year and 84 percent higher than FY 1999.


Back to school with belligerent bacteria

August 9, 2005

As parents prepare their children for classes, sports and other extra-curricular activities, there’s one thing they should beware this back-to-school season – bacteria.


President Cigarroa receives Salute to Education lifetime honor

August 9, 2005

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of the Health Science Center, will be honored for lifetime achievement tonight at the 13th Annual Salute to Education awards banquet in San Antonio.


Lupus is an attack from the inside

August 8, 2005

The autoimmune disease lupus is at best a moving target for patients and physicians.


Barshop Institute educates new group of scientists studying aging

August 2, 2005

A $2.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is enabling the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at the Health Science Center to train the next generation of gerontologists – the scientists who study aging.


Segura selected to join prestigious Hispanic leadership program

August 2, 2005

Adriana Segura, D.D.S., M.S., Health Science Center professor of general dentistry and at-large member of the Executive Committee, joined a group of exemplary individuals last week when she was one of only 10 Americans selected to participate in the HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) W.K. Kellogg Leadership Fellows Program.


HSC offers early acceptance into PA program to eligible TAMIU students

August 2, 2005

Laredo and the Mid Rio Grande Border Region can expect to have more homegrown physician assistants (PA’s) in their midst within a few years, thanks to a new agreement signed Monday by the presidents of the Health Science Center and Texas A&M International University.


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