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400 leaders dedicate Children’s Cancer Research Institute

March 2, 2004

More than 400 community leaders, elected officials, university regents, and faculty and staff ushered in a new era of South Texas cancer research Feb. 24 at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with the dedication of the Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI), a $50 million research facility anchored by the principle that childhood cancer is an excellent model for studying cancer in general.


Dental hygiene chairman receives Mentor of the Year Award

February 23, 2004

Juanita Wallace, Ph.D, R.D.H., associate professor and chairman of dental hygiene at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has received one of three Mentor of the Year Awards.


Von Eschenbach to help dedicate Children’s Cancer Research Institute

February 20, 2004

There could be no more fitting keynote speaker, at the dedication of a new cancer research institute for San Antonio, than a three-time cancer survivor.


Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars program receives grant

February 17, 2004

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has received a $540,000 grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to administer the Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars program.


Poison Center medical director invited to serve on federal board

February 17, 2004

Miguel C. Fernández, M.D., medical director of the South Texas Poison Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).


HSC researchers seek glaucoma-Alzheimer’s link

February 17, 2004

A research group at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is examining the intriguing possibility of a link between glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease.


Clinical trial studies drug’s ability to prevent diabetes

February 17, 2004

The Texas Diabetes Institute, a partnership of the Health Science Center and the University Health System, is recruiting individuals for a four-year clinical trial of pioglitazone (brand name Actos) for the prevention of type 2 diabetes.


UTHSC research team receives grant from The Mind Science Foundation

February 10, 2004

Abraham Verghese, M.D., the Marvin Forland Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, and Therese Jones, PhD., associate director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, received a 2004 Tom Slick Research Award in Consciousness from The Mind Science Foundation.


Cell biologist is named top 2004 scholar at HSC

February 9, 2004

A San Antonio researcher who studies the orderly – and sometimes not so orderly – process by which the body kills its own cells was awarded The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s top honor Jan. 29.


1st South Texas child to receive resynchronization pacemaker doing well

February 8, 2004

Generally it’s a good thing to have a big heart, but in 9-year-old Bradley Price’s case, he literally had too big a heart.


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