Cyclotron (particle accelerator) wing to bear Bowers name

WHAT: Dedication of the Ruth McLean Bowman Bowers Cyclotron Wing at the Research Imaging Center of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 7 (tour at 10:30; ceremony at 11)

WHERE: Robert F. McDermott Clinical Science Building at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (Greehey Academic and Research Campus),8403 Floyd Curl Drive; the dedication ceremony will take place in the Bowers Cyclotron Wing; all media are asked to please check in at the desk in the lobby

WHO: Speakers:
–Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president, UT Health Science Center San Antonio
–William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, dean, School of Medicine, and vice president for medical affairs, UT Health Science Center
–Peter T. Fox, M.D., director, Research Imaging Center, and professor, departments of radiology, psychiatry, neurology and physiology, UT Health Science Center

NOTES: Mrs. Bowers gave $1.6 million to support acquisition of the Research Imaging Center’s second cyclotron, a particle accelerator that generates radioisotopes used in clinical and research imaging. Applications include diagnosis and study of cancer, cardiac diseases and brain function.

The Research Imaging Center is the first center in Texas with two cyclotrons and one of only a handful in the U.S. with two. Members of the family will be recognized.

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