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‘Get Waivered TX’ opioid treatment training program launches March 2

February 25, 2019
 

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 22, 2018) ― Jennifer Sharpe Potter, Ph.D., M.P.H., from UT Health San Antonio, has received a $1 million contract to train health care professionals throughout Texas in how to use buprenorphine to treat patients with opioid use disorder. Get Waivered TX (#GetWaiveredTX), will kick off March 2 at UT Health San Antonio. […]

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J.M.R. Barker Foundation donates $2.5 million for biobank to study diseases including cancer and Alzheimer’s

February 22, 2019
 

By Catherine Duncan A $2.5 million gift from the J.M.R. Barker Foundation will allow UT Health San Antonio to establish a centralized biobank that will accelerate the pace of biomedical research and further support the university’s national leadership in key research areas including cancer, Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative diseases, heart disease, aging and more. The biobank […]

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CPRIT awards $3 million to UT Health San Antonio cancer researchers

February 21, 2019
 

UT Health San Antonio faculty researchers will receive $3 million in new grants announced Thursday (Feb. 21) by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Ewing sarcoma research Yuzuru Shiio, M.D., Ph.D., of the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute at UT Health San Antonio, was awarded $1.2 million to further studies of Ewing […]

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UT Health San Antonio to hold Precision Medicine in Prostate Cancer Symposium March 2

February 21, 2019
 

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 21, 2018) ― The Department of Urology at UT Health San Antonio is hosting a Precision Medicine in Prostate Cancer Symposium on Saturday, March 2. The free event is open to the public. It will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in the UT Health San Antonio Holly Auditorium. The campus is […]

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Health professionals urged to recommend HPV vaccination

February 20, 2019
 

“I only wonder how my life would have been different if I’d had the HPV vaccination,” said Liz Kapeel, 27, a graduate of Texas State University who now works in Austin. The young woman was diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 25 and has received extensive treatment. She described her experiences at the “2019 HPV […]

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Diabetes remission after weight-loss surgery is well recognized, but for a few, low blood sugars develop years afterward

February 19, 2019
 

Bariatric surgery is a vital weight-loss treatment for people who have a body mass index consistently over 40, or have a BMI over 35 joined by type 2 diabetes or other risk factors. Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy are the two most commonly performed bariatric procedures to treat these patients. “These two surgeries are the […]

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