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Bill and Rebecca Reed give $1 million to Glenn Biggs Institute

March 5, 2019

Bill and Rebecca Reed, members of the Development Board at UT Health San Antonio, are giving $1 million to advance the missions of the university’s Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases. William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio, announced the Reeds’ contribution Feb. 24 at “Dialogues on Dementia at […]

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Largest Alzheimer’s study discovers 5 new genes of risk

March 1, 2019

An international team of researchers — including faculty of UT Health San Antonio — analyzed information from more than 94,000 individuals to arrive at new findings about the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease, including five new genes that increase Alzheimer’s risk. The meta-analysis, which combines and reevaluates data collected by four consortia that make up the International Genomic […]

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San Antonio Substance Use Symposium set for March 1 at UT Health San Antonio

February 25, 2019

Statewide ‘Get Waivered Texas’ buprenorphine training program for health care professionals launches here March 2 SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 22, 2018) ― UT Health San Antonio’s Department of Psychiatry is hosting the second annual San Antonio Substance Use Symposium Friday, March 1. The free community event will be held in the Academic Learning & Teaching Center on […]

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‘Get Waivered TX’ opioid treatment training program launches March 2

February 25, 2019

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 22, 2018) ― Jennifer Sharpe Potter, Ph.D., M.P.H., from UT Health San Antonio, has received a $1 million contract to train health care professionals throughout Texas in how to use buprenorphine to treat patients with opioid use disorder. Get Waivered TX (#GetWaiveredTX), will kick off March 2 at UT Health San Antonio. […]

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J.M.R. Barker Foundation donates $2.5 million for biobank to study diseases including cancer and Alzheimer’s

February 22, 2019

By Catherine Duncan A $2.5 million gift from the J.M.R. Barker Foundation will allow UT Health San Antonio to establish a centralized biobank that will accelerate the pace of biomedical research and further support the university’s national leadership in key research areas including cancer, Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative diseases, heart disease, aging and more. The biobank […]

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CPRIT awards $3 million to UT Health San Antonio cancer researchers

February 21, 2019

UT Health San Antonio faculty researchers will receive $3 million in new grants announced Thursday (Feb. 21) by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Ewing sarcoma research Yuzuru Shiio, M.D., Ph.D., of the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute at UT Health San Antonio, was awarded $1.2 million to further studies of Ewing […]

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