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$2.3 million grant to help diagnose Alzheimer’s, other diseases

November 29, 2016

The John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, on Nov. 1 announced a three-year, $2.3 million grant to UT Health San Antonio for high-powered radiological equipment to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related conditions.



KA Kumar, M.D.

Dr. Kumar named Family Physician of the Year

November 22, 2016

Kaparaboyna Ashok Kumar, M.D., FRCS, FAAFP, professor of family and community medicine, has been awarded the highest honor among Texas family doctors by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.



Gary V. Woods, chairman of the board of the San Antonio Cancer Foundation

Foundation donates $17 million to cancer center

November 17, 2016

The San Antonio Cancer Foundation, formerly the CTRC Foundation, has pledged $17 million to support the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center.



H-E-B donation to CTRC, 11-09-16

H-E-B donates $100,000 to CTRC

November 17, 2016

H-E-B on Nov. 9 presented UT Health San Antonio’s Cancer Therapy & Research Center with two checks, together totaling $100,000, for cancer treatment and research.



Nursing students offer visiting high school students the opportunity to listen to sounds within the body using a simulation manikin.

Science Expo’s hands-on activities draw 1,500 high school, college students

November 14, 2016

More than 1,500 high school and college students from San Antonio and throughout Texas attended the Health Professions Fair & Science Expo Nov. 12 at the UT Health San Antonio.



Alpha Home, Dr. Richard Usatine

Alpha Home names Wellness Center for Dr. Usatine

November 14, 2016

Alpha Home, a residential and spirituality based substance abuse treatment center for women, has renamed its Wellness Center to honor its founder, Richard P. Usatine., M.D., professor of family and community medicine at UT Health San Antonio.