HSC Dental School receives $2 million from an individual

November 22, 2005

In the wake of rising education costs, the Dental School of the Health Science Center received the largest gift from an individual to a dental school in Texas—$2 million from the estate of Dr. Stacy Wendell Clapp Jr., a former adjunct faculty member of the UT Health Science Center. The official presentation was Friday, Nov. 18, at the Omni Hotel as part of the Dental School’s 35th Anniversary Hollers Lecture and Gala Event.

Leavitt appoints S.A. physician to AHRQ national advisory council

November 15, 2005

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt this month appointed Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., of the Health Science Center to the national advisory council of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). His term of service extends through November 2008.

Flu can cause more than aches and fever

November 15, 2005

Fever, aches and pains, dry cough and sore throat – some might think these are the worst consequences of the flu. On the contrary, people should be aware that pneumonia, a serious infection of the lungs, can result from complications of the flu or other upper-respiratory illnesses.