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).


Nursing student helps develop clinical alarm testing plan

January 14, 2004

Wesley Richardson, a graduate nursing student at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, worked with Methodist Healthcare System staff to develop and implement a program that will test the clinical alarm systems on which hospitalized patients rely.



Research nurse appointed to Statewide Stroke Task Force

January 14, 2004

Anne Leonard, R.N., M.P.H., research nurse in the division of neurology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and at the Audie L. Murphy Division of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, has been named to the Statewide Stroke Task Force for the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association of Texas.


St. Luke’s donates $15,000 to School of Nursing

January 14, 2004

The St. Luke’s Lutheran Health Ministries Foundation has donated $15,000 to the School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to help endow a new academic professorship aimed at addressing the critical nursing faculty shortage.