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HSC granted more than $500,000 from Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

May 30, 2006

ARPlogo_BODYEarning more awards than any other health institution in the state, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio received six Advanced Research Program/Advanced Technology Program (ARP/ATP) awards last month from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Community donates $53,000 for nursing scholarships, grants

May 23, 2006

A record $53,000 was raised May 17 to help aspiring nurses begin their education at the Health Science Center’s School of Nursing.

Even moderate diet during pregnancy can impair development, researchers say

May 23, 2006

In a study investigating developmental programming, or how the development of the fetus in the womb affects that individual’s lifetime health, researchers have found new evidence emphasizing the critical need for expectant mothers to get adequate nutrition.

Use of Titanium Rib increases, resulting in more lives saved

May 23, 2006

The Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib, an invention developed and validated over the past 19 years at the Health Science Center and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, is having a major impact on the way surgeons treat children whose lung growth is threatened by chest wall abnormalities, its inventor says.

UTHSC, Metro Health launch $3.2 million study of stillbirth

May 23, 2006

The estimates vary, from 1 in 200 pregnancies to 1 in 400, but the heartache of parents who have experienced a stillbirth seldom varies.

Naylor, other chromosome 3 explorers unveil their final work in Nature

May 16, 2006

The sequencing and analysis of human chromosome 3 provided a few surprises for researchers including Susan Naylor, Ph.D., professor of cellular and structural biology at the Health Science Center.

Weaker joins class of 2006 Minnie Stevens Piper Professors

May 16, 2006

Frank J. Weaker, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of cellular and structural biology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, was named a 2006 Piper Professor in early May by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.

Congenital heart program collaboration is saving the tiniest of lives

May 16, 2006

Colman Collins turned 2 on March 30, a momentous birthday for any toddler but especially so for Colman.

Nursing Advisory Council health seminar and luncheon brings in $42,000

May 16, 2006

More than 320 supporters of the School of Nursing learned ways to reduce stress during the Nursing Advisory Council’s annual health seminar and luncheon on May 2.

HSC employee receives kidney from caring co-worker

May 9, 2006

Patti Ruffin, 51, an employee at the Health Science Center, knew that one day she would need a kidney transplant.

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