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Verghese to interview legendary internist Joaquin G. Cigarroa on stage

March 29, 2005

Remarkable internist Joaquin G. Cigarroa, Jr., M.D., will join Abraham Verghese, M.D., Marvin Forland Distinguished Professor in Medical Ethics, on April 4 for an on-stage conversation concerning internal medicine and the vital role of the internist.

Young woman thriving after transplant put her heart on correct side

March 22, 2005

We learn, as children, to show our patriotism whenever the Star-Spangled Banner is played.

Study suggests link between environmental mercury, autism

March 22, 2005

A study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio reveals a multiple-digits increase in the rate of autism for every 1,000 pounds of mercury released environmentally in Texas counties.

Ob/gyn researcher Tekmal appointed to Pauerstein Professorship

March 22, 2005

Rajeshwar Rao Tekmal, Ph.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of reproductive research at the Health Science Center, has been named to the Carl J. Pauerstein Professorship in Reproductive Research, the university announced March 15.

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.

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