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3-day session will examine evidence-based practice in health care

July 5, 2005

Health care professionals are invited to register for the fourth annual Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice, “Infusing Quality into Practice,” which will be presented July 7-9 at the Crowne Plaza Riverwalk Hotel, 111 Pecan St. in downtown San Antonio.


2 from Stanford, 1 from Johns Hopkins start border internship July 11

July 5, 2005

The South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) Program, part of the Health Science Center, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are teaming up to offer South Texas’ first Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS)/CDC U.S.-Mexico Border Internship Program.


GHB: Best medication to treat severe sleep disorder

June 28, 2005

Three Health Science Center researchers, their laboratory teams and a University of Maryland collaborator are hard at work sniffing out the clues of the effects of the drug GHB.


Young, energetic platelets start thrombosis, study indicates

June 21, 2005

Young blood platelets appear to be “first responders” to injuries in blood vessel walls, plugging the site of bleeding, while older platelets glom on as a blood clot begins to develop, according to new research out of the Health Science Center.


Glickman family creates chair in ophthalmology at Health Science Center

June 21, 2005

A new chair at the Health Science Center will support research of the eye and diseases that threaten sight, the university announced today.


New analysis suggests ‘diet soda paradox’ – less sugar, more weight

June 14, 2005

Diet soft drinks are certainly as popular as the sugar-laden versions nowadays, but are the people who are drinking them getting any thinner? It may be exactly the opposite.


S.A. partners offer lifesaving surgery to needy Yucatan children

June 7, 2005

Children have the faces of angels, whether they are laughing or in tears, sleeping or awake, clean or covered with food. Certainly there is nothing sadder in this world than seeing the face of an angel who is desperately ill.


HSC Sex Education Program spotlighted on billboards citywide

May 31, 2005

Six billboards, three in English and three in Spanish, will go up around San Antonio this week to let young people know that sex is worth the wait.


Thompson, San Antonio researchers among those honored at AUA Annual Meeting

May 24, 2005

The Health Science Center’s Department of Urology researchers were among those recognized with a CapCURE Award for their study of high-grade tumors found in men who participated in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT).


Dr. Masters recognized with an honorary degree from the oldest Czech Republic university

May 24, 2005

Scientific ambassador Bettie Sue Masters, Ph.D., the Robert A. Welch Foundation Distinguished Professor in Chemistry in the Health Science Center’s department of biochemistry, will be awarded an honorary doctorate in medical sciences from Charles University in Prague, the oldest and most prestigious Czech university founded in 1348, and one of the 12 oldest universities in the world.


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