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Join us as new students enter the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine!

July 19, 2018

WHAT:    The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage for medical students entering the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio. During this ceremony, a white coat is placed on each student’s shoulders and the Hippocratic Oath is recited, signifying the students’ entrance into the medical profession. This year’s […]

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Still time to register for Cardio Renal Connections Conference July 20-21

July 13, 2018

San Antonio-area health care providers: If you’ve not yet registered for the Cardio Renal Connections Conference set for July 20-21, you still have time to do so! The conference is directed by UT Health San Antonio faculty Anand Prasad, M.D., associate professor of medicine (cardiology), and Shweta Bansal, M.D., associate professor of medicine (nephrology). Both […]

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Chronic pain self-management program proves effective in study

July 10, 2018

Linda Rogers of San Antonio loves caring for children, including her own grandchildren. This summer in her home, she is watching and cooking for six youths ranging in age from 1 to 12. She has little time to be bogged down with aches and pains. Rogers, 51, has coped with chronic pain from neuropathy, gout […]

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Fragile X study

Gene editing curbs autism symptoms in mice

June 26, 2018

Scientists at UT Health San Antonio have edited a gene in the brain to decrease the repetitive behaviors of mice with fragile X syndrome, which is an inherited cause of autism spectrum disorders. The study is described in the July issue of Nature Biomedical Engineering. The San Antonio researchers, who included study leader Hye Young […]

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Voelcker Fund awards $1.45 million for young faculty research and $850,000 for pipeline science education

June 26, 2018

William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio, on June 26 announced that the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund is giving $1.45 million to the university to support three innovative research projects and one pilot research project, all conducted by rising young faculty studying cancer and cardiovascular disease. President Henrich also […]

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Barshop Institute researchers study alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Naturally occurring protein in body could treat alcoholic liver disease

June 22, 2018

Chronic alcohol drinking affects 16 million people in the United States, and one of the results is fatty liver damage leading to cirrhosis (scarring). Liver cirrhosis is the 12th-leading cause of death nationwide. Researchers at UT Health San Antonio’s Sam & Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies and Department of Molecular Medicine have […]

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