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.

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.

Johnson appointed to NIDA National Advisory Council

January 15, 2004

Bankole A. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., a pioneering alcohol and drug addiction researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).