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Trailblazing diabetes researcher receives 2022 Luminary in Cardiometabolic Medicine Award

January 28, 2022

Noted diabetes researcher Ralph DeFronzo, MD, has received the 2022 Luminary in Cardiometabolic Medicine award from the Metabolic Institute of America. Dr. DeFronzo is chief of diabetes at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) and deputy director of the University Health System’s Texas Diabetes Institute. As the […]


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Team IDs mechanism underlying rare children’s blood cancer

January 24, 2022

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), reporting this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, identified a mechanism through which two antiviral genes, when mutated, promote a childhood cancer called pediatric myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Scientists at Oklahoma State University and Cornell University collaborated […]



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Neuro-intensivist Ali Seifi, MD, won big on ABC’s Shark Tank

January 24, 2022

Ali Seifi, MD, a neuro-intensivist at UT Health San Antonio, appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank on Jan. 21, winning a $250,000 offer for 20% equity from Mark Cuban for his hiccup-relieving invention. Dr. Seifi, an associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and director of the Neuro-ICU, invented a straw-like device that a person suffering […]



Researcher receives UT System Faculty STARs award

January 24, 2022

Alexander Mazin, PhD, from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), has received a $900,000 Faculty Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STARs) award from The University of Texas System. Dr. Mazin was recruited by UT Health San Antonio in spring 2021 as part of a $6 million […]


Support veterans during National Mentoring Month

January 21, 2022

  January is National Mentoring Month, and a great opportunity for UT Health San Antonio employees to support veterans and the Armed Forces. Through a partnership with American Corporate Partners (ACP), a national, non-profit organization, volunteers can help military service members transition to the private sector through one-on-one mentorship. The UT System is currently the only public university […]



UT Health Kyle Seale Parkway outpatient and surgery center begins construction

January 20, 2022

Construction has begun on the UT Health San Antonio outpatient and surgery center at Kyle Seale Parkway, which will be a five-story, 108,000-square-foot community medical facility at the southeast corner of Loop 1604 and Kyle Seale Parkway in San Antonio. The $50 million project, expected to open by February 2024, will expand the clinical practice […]