Health Science Center forensic dentist on scene in Baton Rouge

September 2, 2005

David Senn, D.D.S., a forensic dentist who helped identify victims of September 11 at Ground Zero in New York, is in Baton Rouge, La., as part of a regional team sent to begin the process of identifying victims of Hurricane Katrina.

RAHC in Harlingen hosts 5 environmental medicine interns

August 30, 2005

One physician, two aspiring physicians and two public health students learned about the special health issues of the border region during an eye-opening internship offered for the first time ever in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

Study to ask whether medical assistants are the right fit to keep us fit

August 23, 2005

A two-year, $296,000 grant awarded this summer by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will enable physicians at the Health Science Center and University Health System to study a way to change four of our worst habits – smoking, lack of exercise, unhealthy eating and alcohol consumption.

Renowned cancer researcher/author joins the Health Science Center

August 16, 2005

Noted cancer expert Thomas J. Slaga, Ph.D., joined the Health Science Center this summer as a professor of pharmacology and San Antonio Cancer Institute (SACI) member. Dr. Slaga has been involved with scientific studies of cancer for almost 40 years and has research interests ranging from cancer causation, prevention and control to aging.