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Valero donates $5 million for transplants, other HSC programs

August 31, 2007

Valero Energy Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill Klesse announced Aug. 29 that the company is donating $5 million to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


6 at UTHSC receive title of distinguished teaching professor

August 23, 2007

Six faculty members of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are now distinguished teaching professors, the university announced today.


$600,000 Beeson Award supports Musi’s research on aging

August 17, 2007

Nicolas Musi, M.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Diabetes at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has won the prestigious Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research, co-sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the American Federation for Aging Research.


Technique gives babies born with facial defects new hope Health Science Center physician is only doctor in South Texas using method to repair defects

August 16, 2007

Although she’s only three months old, Savannah Fisher has traveled thousands of miles and spent numerous hours on airplanes.


University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio offering first year of physician assistant course in Laredo

August 8, 2007

For the first time, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is offering the first year of its three-year physician’s assistant (P.A.) program in Laredo, in addition to the main campus in San Antonio. The first group of students will begin studies in Laredo this fall.


Health Science Center is No. 1 in federal science funds among institutions with large Hispanic enrollments, National Science Foundation says

August 3, 2007

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio attracted more federal science or engineering funds in fiscal year 2005 than any other U.S. institution with a large Hispanic enrollment, according to an analysis released Thursday (Aug. 2) by the National Science Foundation (NSF).


Vascular risk factors’ link to dementia needs study, world congress says

August 2, 2007

Strokes, high blood pressure, elevated bad cholesterol, uncontrolled blood sugar and other vascular risk factors play a huge role in causing dementia, yet the world community is largely uninformed.


Geriatric primary care conference set for Aug. 24 in S.A.

July 31, 2007

Noted gerontologist Thomas T. Perls, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine and geriatrics at Boston University, will be the morning keynote speaker for an aging continuing education conference scheduled in August in San Antonio.


Compassionate students, faculty give babies Chance to Smile

July 20, 2007

Medical and dental students at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have established an online registry at http://www.chancetosmile.com to support and connect families of children born with cleft deformities.


$750,000 grant to fund study of fatty liver disease

July 17, 2007

A five-year, $750,000 Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Research grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund will help researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio conduct the first large-scale study of fatty liver disease in individuals with Type 2 diabetes.


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