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Health Science Center announces new neurosurgery residency program

July 19, 2005

A new neurosurgery residency program at the Health Science Center has begun educating resident physicians in the intricacies of the branch of surgery dealing with the brain, spine and nerves.

RAHC shuts early as Hurricane Emily looms

July 18, 2005

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen closed early by presidential order on Monday as Hurricane Emily appeared ready to bear down on the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

First stroke study of its kind expands to Mexico, Europe and South America

July 12, 2005

Researchers at the Health Science Center are another step closer to ending stroke for those most at risk.

Study: No single PSA level ensures safety from prostate cancer risk

July 12, 2005

Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., professor and chair of urology at the Health Science Center, is looking for a better test – or set of tests – to diagnose prostate cancer and to distinguish between cancers that will kill men if left untreated and those that will not threaten health and do not need treatment.

Cigarroa says BRAC medical recommendations are visionary, logical

July 12, 2005

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of the Health Science Center, was one of the speakers July 11 as San Antonio hosted a public hearing of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC).

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.

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