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Austad searches globe for wild kingdom’s Methuselahs

December 28, 2004

When Steven N. Austad, Ph.D., wants to study aging in animals, he goes to interesting places to do it.

Identification of receptor could lead to new stroke medications

December 28, 2004

Chances are when we think of calcium, we think of vitamin D, milk and strong bones.

Radiation oncology shares exciting findings with colleagues

December 14, 2004

Not taking anything away from Pablo Picasso or Salvador Dali, but it certainly has been an “abstract” year for the department of radiation oncology in the School of Medicine.

Patient gets gift of life this Christmas thanks to quick, lifesaving lung transplant surgery

December 14, 2004

Three months ago, 51-year-old Kay Frost waited in line for a lifesaving lung transplant. Just six days after being placed on the waiting list, she had a new lung and a new lease on life.

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.

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