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Kevin Bieniek, Ph.D.

Largest study of CTE finds it in 6% of subjects

June 21, 2019

Nearly 6% of athletes and non-athletes were found to have the neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the largest, and broadest, study conducted of the disease to date. The findings were published June 14 in the international journal Brain Pathology. “Generally our findings point to CTE being more common in athletes and more common in […]

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Dr. Donly assumes AAPD presidency

June 18, 2019

Kevin Donly, D.D.S., M.S, professor and chair of the Department of Developmental Dentistry in the School of Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio, is the new president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He and other new AAPD officers and trustees were inducted May 26 at the group’s annual meeting in Chicago. Dr. Donly […]

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New chair of radiation oncology named

June 18, 2019

Mark Bonnen, M.D., has been named chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology in the Long School of Medicine, effective Sept. 1, announced Robert Hromas, M.D., FACP, dean of the school. Dr. Bonnen joins UT Health San Antonio from Baylor College of Medicine where he founded their department of radiation oncology in 2012. Since 2014, […]

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San Antonio now a Dementia Friendly City

June 15, 2019

SAN ANTONIO (June 15, 2019) ― The School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio announced today that San Antonio has been named a Dementia Friendly City by Dementia Friendly America. Jacqueline M. McGrath, Ph.D., RN, FNAP, FAAN, vice dean for faculty excellence in the School of Nursing, made the announcement during the 9th Annual […]

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Researchers zero in on new class of oral cancer drugs

June 3, 2019

Novel agents have potential to break 40-year drought in oral cancer drug development SAN ANTONIO (June 3, 2019) ― Researchers at UT Health San Antonio have identified a potent new class of anti-cancer drugs that target oral cancer cells while leaving other cells unharmed. The new drug class also has shown promise in stopping other […]

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Ramirez to chair Department of Population Health Sciences

May 14, 2019

Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., founder and director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio and a leading health disparities researcher, has been named chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences, announced Robert Hromas, M.D., dean of the Long School of Medicine. The appointment is effective June 1. The Department […]

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