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Chiang promoted to vice president for academic administration

April 26, 2005

Theresa Chiang, Ed.D., who joined the Health Science Center in 1998 and has played a major role in supervising the institution’s student services and other administrative areas, will become vice president for academic administration effective May 1.


Mini-Medical School puts spotlight on women’s health

April 26, 2005

Graciela Cigarroa knows that each year more women than men die of heart disease – 67,000 more.


Disaster Life Support courses offered in Iraq … and Texas

April 19, 2005

The March 16 bomb blast in the streets of Baghdad served as a stark reminder that terrorists can strike anytime, anywhere.


Physician and writer Dr. Abraham Verghese to occupy distinguished chair in medicine

April 19, 2005

Abraham Verghese, M.D., D.Sc. (Hon.), a well-known author and internist who leads the effort to integrate the humanities into the teaching of medical students, will be the first faculty member to occupy the Dr. Joaquin G. Cigarroa, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Medicine at the Health Science Center.


Infertility is one topic to be discussed at 2005 Mini-Medical School

April 12, 2005

From the cute cuddles to the adorable little laughs, a baby brings so much delight to a home.


Occupational therapists help people at all stages of life

April 12, 2005

Toddlers adopted from orphanages in Russia … adults re-entering the work force after a traumatic brain injury … children on the Texas-Mexico border in a Head Start program.


Health Science Center captures award for assisting environment

April 5, 2005

The Health Science Center is a 2005 winner of the prestigious Partners for Change Award, presented by a Washington, D.C. organization called Hospitals for a Healthy Environment.


Timboe, Howe to present recent mission for Project HOPE

April 5, 2005

Health Science Center President Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D. invites you to a compelling presentation on the recent tsunami relief efforts at 5 p.m. April 11 in the auditorium.


Ticku receives prestigious MERIT Award extension from NIH

April 5, 2005

Research that is unraveling the mechanisms of alcohol dependence is proceeding full steam ahead, thanks to a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) MERIT award extension grant recently received by Maharaj K. Ticku, Ph.D., professo


Risk scores identify young people with hardened arteries

April 2, 2005

Armed with more knowledge about what cardiovascular disease looks like in people ages 15 to 34, co-authors from the Health Science Center, the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research and institutions in Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Louisiana will report Monday that the same measurements done in a routine physical – of blood cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and weight and height – can effectively be used to identify young people who show early evidence of hardening of the arteries, also called atherosclerosis.


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