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Commencement 2011

May 4, 2011

May 20-22

Skin cancer: What does it look like and what should you do?

May 4, 2011

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and with another South Texas summer coming on, it will be the topic of the next free public lecture at the UT Health Science Center’s Cancer Therapy & Research Center.

Tiny molecule may prove big in fight against neurodegenerative diseases

May 4, 2011

A tiny molecule that circulates in the body in minute quantities, especially in the brain, represents a novel and promising therapeutic strategy for syndromes such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, UT Health Science Center San Antonio researchers say in a newly published paper.

Memorial service for body donors honors their gift

May 2, 2011

At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, the sound of bagpipes will rise from a quiet green space at the edge of The University of Texas Health Science Center’s Greehey Campus.

First M.D./M.P.H. graduates ready to care for patients, impact care of populations

May 1, 2011

More than a dozen graduates will achieve a dual distinction — degrees in medicine and public health — Saturday (May 21) during the 41st commencement ceremony of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

Mind-body methods for better health

April 27, 2011

James Gordon, M.D., a renowned expert on using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety and psychological trauma, hosts a daylong workshop and evening lecture in San Antonio.

Baptist Health Foundation donates record $215,000 in scholarships

April 27, 2011

Trustees of the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio this week brought welcome news — 57 scholarships totaling $215,000 — to students at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

Mouse study turns fat-loss and longevity link on its head

April 22, 2011

Researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, with colleagues at the University of Colorado, studied the effect of food restriction on fat and weight loss in 41 genetically different strains of mice.

Screening project touches multiple cultures, wins community service award

April 21, 2011

A small band of nursing students who helped 1,500 underinsured South Texans learn their cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure levels — and risk of diabetes, heart attack and stroke — received the Student Government Association 2011 Community Service Award at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

Air Force vet is center’s 40th lung transplant recipient within a year

April 21, 2011

Larry Franklin, a U.S. Air Force veteran who lives in Schertz, recently became the 40th person in a year to receive a lung transplant from the University Transplant Center.

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