News Releases


Biggs Institute seeks 10 volunteers for study of Alzheimer’s drug

October 23, 2019

The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio is recruiting volunteers for a clinical study of an investigational drug for Alzheimer’s disease. The principal investigator for this study is Sudha Seshadri, M.D., professor of neurology at UT Health San Antonio and director of the Glenn Biggs Institute. The Biggs […]

Gene variants influence size of brainstem, other structures

October 21, 2019

Global research project suggests novel drug targets for brain diseases Researchers have found a link between 48 common genetic variations and the size of the brainstem and other subcortical structures deep within the brain. These structures control a wide array of functions ranging from learning and fear response to heart rate and voluntary movement. Damage […]

San Antonio Combat PTSD Conference to feature latest advances in treating psychological wounds of war

October 21, 2019

CONTACT: Rosanne Fohn,, (210) 567-3026 ON-SITE CONTACTS: Julie Collins, (210) 218-8746, and Joel Williams, (210) 837-4015 DIRECTIONS: Enter the Convention Center from Market Street via Lila Cockrell Theatre entrance, then go to River Level NOTE: Conference breaks for lunch off-site from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., so no interviews are available at this time […]

With precision therapeutics initiative, San Antonio is skating to where the puck is going to be

October 15, 2019

William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio, joined three fellow presidents on Oct. 15 to discuss the newly announced San Antonio Partnership for Precision Therapeutics. Dr. Henrich participated in a panel with Dr. Taylor Eighmy, president of The University of Texas at San Antonio; Dr. Larry Schlesinger, president of Texas Biomedical […]

San Antonio research institutions announce partnership in precision therapeutics

October 15, 2019

The presidents of San Antonio’s four largest research institutions announced on Oct. 15 that they are providing $800,000, collectively, for a major initiative in precision therapeutics. The process of precision therapeutics ultimately leads to breakthrough treatments that can be individualized to specific patient populations. The new San Antonio Partnership for Precision Therapeutics (SA PPT) is […]

Barshop Institute seeks volunteers for molecular study of exercise

October 10, 2019

Scientists, physicians, and clinical exercise specialists from across the country—including UT Health San Antonio— are embarking on a landmark National Institutes of Health (NIH) effort to find out what happens at the molecular level when people exercise. The goal of the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium, known as MoTrPAC, is to create a comprehensive […]