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Leavitt appoints S.A. physician to AHRQ national advisory council

November 15, 2005

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt this month appointed Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., of the Health Science Center to the national advisory council of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). His term of service extends through November 2008.


Flu can cause more than aches and fever

November 15, 2005

Fever, aches and pains, dry cough and sore throat – some might think these are the worst consequences of the flu. On the contrary, people should be aware that pneumonia, a serious infection of the lungs, can result from complications of the flu or other upper-respiratory illnesses.


Foot/ankle specialist saves diabetic patients’ feet through surgery

November 15, 2005

Elida Gonzalez spent three decades inside operating rooms at many of San Antonio’s hospitals – University, the Nix, Metropolitan, St. Luke’s, Santa Rosa.


Regents approve UTHSC Medical Arts and Research Center

November 15, 2005

The Health Science Center’s request to proceed with the financing and construction of a state-of-the-art ambulatory clinic was approved last week by The University of Texas System Board of Regents. The 250,000-square-foot Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC) is one of the Health Science Center’s latest initiatives to advance clinical medical education and care.


HSC gets $6 million to expand clinical studies of depression

October 18, 2005

A total of 120 children and 240 adults from the San Antonio area are needed to participate in four new studies of depression supported by federal grants at the Health Science Center.


Presidential Distinguished Lecture features legendary surgeon

October 18, 2005

The Health Science Center is pleased to announce the fourth annual Presidential Distinguished Lecture, featuring founder of the Texas Heart Institute and the world-renowned surgeon who performed the United States’ first successful heart transplant, Denton A. Cooley, M.D. Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of the Health Science Center, invites the community to join Dr. Cooley as he presents: “My 60 Years of Cardiovascular Surgery,” at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 in the Health Science Center auditorium. A reception will follow in the auditorium foyer.


$5 million SBC Foundation grant fuels virtual-health-education projects

October 18, 2005

Learning the organs and systems of the human body on a computer screen instead of peering down a microscope … “flying around” an organ to see it from all vantage points … interpreting the squiggles and lines of an ultrasound examination on a portable screen … using keystrokes to control treatment after a simulated patient faints in a dental chair.


International report gives Dental School high marks

October 18, 2005

The Dental School at the Health Science Center ranked fourth in publications and 11th in scientific impact among the world’s 760 dental schools from 1998 to 2002, according to a new report issued by a Swiss center that measures scientific metrics.


$5 million SBC Foundation grant fuels virtual-health-education projects

October 14, 2005

Learning the organs and systems of the human body on a computer screen instead of peering down a microscope … “flying around” an organ to see it from all vantage points … interpreting the squiggles and lines of an ultrasound examination on a portable screen … using keystrokes to control treatment after a simulated patient faints in a dental chair.


Presidential Distinguished Lecture Oct. 20 features legendary surgeon

October 11, 2005

The Health Science Center is pleased to announce the fourth annual Presidential Distinguished Lecture, featuring founder of the Texas Heart Institute and the world-renowned surgeon who performed the United States’ first successful heart transplant, Denton A. Cooley, M.D. Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of the Health Science Center, invites the community to join Dr. Cooley as he presents: “My 60 Years of Cardiovascular Surgery,” at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 in the Health Science Center auditorium. A reception will follow in the auditorium foyer.


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