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CPRIT awards $2.7 million to UT Health San Antonio

August 24, 2018

Projects include tobacco control in primary care and oncology patients, and increasing HPV vaccination in childhood cancer survivors. The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) on Aug. 24 awarded more than $2.7 million to fund four projects at UT Health San Antonio. A $1.3 million grant will enhance tobacco screening and treatment for […]

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Anibal Diogenes and William Giannobile

UT Health San Antonio dental researchers receive international award

August 20, 2018

Dr. Anibal Diogenes and his team received the Journal of Dental Research cover award for their study using discarded wisdom teeth for human tooth regeneration. SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 20, 2018) ― A team of dental researchers from UT Health San Antonio were honored July 25 with the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) Cover of the […]

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Comment about findings of the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project

August 17, 2018

Sudha Seshadri, M.D., professor of neurology at UT Health San Antonio and founding director of the university’s Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, made the following statement about the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project, findings of which were announced Tuesday, Aug. 14. Dr. Seshadri is a principal investigator of the research, which was developed jointly […]

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Nurse Giving Patient Injection

School of Nursing receives $2.5 million for new BSN primary care program

August 1, 2018

SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 2, 2018) ― The School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio has received a $2.5 million grant to initiate a specialized nursing bachelor’s program in primary care. The four-year grant funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration began July 1, with classes starting in summer 2019. The program, within the […]

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Jing Wang

Dr. Jing Wang named School of Nursing’s vice dean for research

July 23, 2018

Jing Wang, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.N., RN, FAAN, has joined the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing as vice dean for research. Dr. Wang, a professor and the holder of the Hugh Roy Cullen Professorship in Nursing, will guide faculty and student research within the School of Nursing. She brings expertise on the use of […]

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Abnormal gene copying seen in tauopathy fruit fly models

July 23, 2018

It sounds like science fiction: Nefarious genes clone themselves and settle their rogue copies in distant outposts of the galaxy (namely, our DNA), causing disease. But it’s a real phenomenon, and in research published July 23, scientists at UT Health San Antonio revealed that this genetic copy-and-paste activity is significantly increased in fruit fly models […]

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