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Influenza presentation offers look at disease, past and present

January 12, 2004

“Influenza: Past and Present” is the topic of a presentation Thursday, Jan. 15, at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Admission is free and the public is invited.


‘Listening to Prozac’ author to speak at Health Science Center

January 12, 2004

The Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will present “A Dialogue with Peter Kramer” at 5 p.m. today (Jan. 12) in Lecture Hall 3.104A near the Health Science Center’s Briscoe Library. The address is 7703 Floyd Curl Drive in the South Texas Medical Center.


Respiratory care program ranks No. 2 in U.S. survey

January 12, 2004

The respiratory care education program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC) is one of the best programs of its type in the country, according to a “coaches’ poll” published recently in the American Association for Respiratory Care Education Section Bulletin.


Neonatologist is 1st woman president of Bexar medical society

January 12, 2004

Rajam Ramamurthy, M.D., professor of pediatrics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC), was installed Jan. 9 as the first woman president of the 4,000-member Bexar County Medical Society, one of Texas’ oldest and largest medical societies. She said the top priority for her yearlong presidency of the 151-year-old society will be bringing organizations together to examine the issue of health care access, especially for children.


Timboe may head tsunami health response delegation for Project HOPE

January 6, 2004

Harold L. Timboe, M.D., M.P.H., assistant vice president for research administration and initiatives at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and former commander of Brooke Army Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, soon may head a volunteer delegation of health providers assisting victims of the tsunami disaster, the Health Science Center announced today.


Survey: Most U.S. deans perceive physician shortages

December 19, 2003

A new survey of 73 medical school deans in the United States and Puerto Rico reveals that most deans believe the country is short of physicians in at least one specialty and that few of the deans say they have the resources to increase class size.


UTHSC medical reserve unit receives $50,000 grant

December 19, 2003

The state’s first volunteer medical reserve unit, the Texas Medical Rangers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC), is getting a $50,000 federal grant to bolster its activities.


Blood substitute to be studied in trauma patients

December 18, 2003

Every second counts for severely injured and bleeding patients. Stabilizing patients suffering from massive blood loss is a top priority and serious concern for emergency responders at the scene of many motor vehicle collisions and other traumatic injuries.


Smallpox model might help South Texas understand how to prepare

December 17, 2003

What would a smallpox epidemic look like? What kind of resources would cities need to effectively respond? Representatives of a San Antonio think tank with a federal grant to develop decision-making tools for public health emergencies spoke at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC) Dec. 12 about a model they plan to share with the UTHSC, the city of San Antonio and other response agencies.


Liver transplant field’s most prominent book honors SA program

December 16, 2003

Since 2000, more than 400 individuals with severe liver disease have received life-enhancing liver transplants performed by faculty surgeons of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC). The program is offered in conjunction with the outstanding clinical staff and facilities of the University Health System.


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