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Alzheimer's Disease

South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference convenes Feb. 23-25 in San Antonio

February 18, 2020

Health care professionals, scientists and students interested in collaboration and discussion on transformational care, research and therapeutics in Alzheimer’s disease are invited to the Second Annual South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference Feb. 23-25 in San Antonio. To register and for a complete agenda, visit BiggsInstitute.org. The conference is presented by the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s […]



Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, M.D., to chair the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

February 18, 2020

Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, M.D. The Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) appointed Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, M.D., as chairwoman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, effective April 1. She succeeds Nicolas E. Walsh, M.D., who served as chairman for three decades and will […]


Insomnia

New VA/DoD guidelines address sleep-related issues in military personnel, veterans

February 18, 2020

By Joel Williams Recognizing and addressing the widespread problem of sleep disorders in military personnel and veterans, the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense (VA/DoD) jointly have issued new guidelines for assessment and treatment of insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea. “This is a major step for these two organizations in recognizing the importance of […]



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UT Health San Antonio to lead statewide collaborative to treat opioid use disorder

February 13, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 13, 2020) — The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has awarded UT Health San Antonio a $7.2 million contract to lead a new collaborative. The collaborative  will provide compassionate, evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder throughout the state, regardless of patients’ ability to pay. Jennifer Sharpe Potter, Ph.D., M.P.H., is […]




Tuesday, Feb. 11: Annual Bryant Lecture finds inspiration in judge who helped end segregation

February 7, 2020

Join us from noon to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, to be inspired by the example of legendary federal jurist Frank Minis Johnson Jr., whose landmark rulings helped end segregation. His story will be told by fellow Alabamian Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., School of Medicine dean at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. By describing […]




Questions about Alzheimer’s? Meet the experts for free on Feb. 23

February 4, 2020

Developing novel and effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias requires information on the genetics and biology of all ethnic groups. “One of the themes we are trying to build on is understanding the disease in Hispanics,” said Sudha Seshadri, M.D., professor of neurology at UT Health San Antonio and founding director of the […]