News Releases

Professor appointed to state board of examiners

February 3, 2004

Scott Johnson, M.D., associate professor in the division of cardiothoracic surgery, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Perfusionists.

Two new NIH grants give boost to science education in South Texas

February 3, 2004

Nelda Charles, a teacher at Nimitz Academy in the North East Independent School District, was about to let her students play a game in class. “The reason we’re playing this game is so you don’t end up with the terrible disease osteoporosis,” Charles said to her young charges.

Health Science Center launches early admission dental program with TAMIU

February 3, 2004

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students considering a career in dentistry will soon benefit from the launching of a 3+4 dual degree and Dental Early Admission Program (DEAP) between The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and TAMIU.

Omnibus spending bill includes $4 million for Health Science Center

January 27, 2004

Asthma, Hispanic nutrition and myeloma projects of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are included for funding in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill Act approved by the House in December and by the Senate on Jan. 22.

Surgeons seek to kindle students’ interest in profession

January 23, 2004

The next surgical pioneer could come from San Antonio – a thought not lost on John H. Calhoon, M.D., the chief of thoracic surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. That’s why Dr. Calhoon and three colleagues will take time Monday (Jan. 26) to visit with San Antonio high school students at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and show them the latest surgical gadgetry.

Public health preparedness center offers virtual defensive driving

January 16, 2004

Texas roadways can be very dangerous places. More than 3,500 people lost their lives on the state’s highways in calendar year 1999 and nearly 3,800 were killed in 2000, according to statistics released last year by the Texas Department of Public Safety. On one day alone – Saturday, July 29, 2000 – 30 people died in motor vehicle accidents.