Diabetes self-care reached by 32% who built trust with community health workers

September 26, 2022

Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 26, 2022) — One-third of 986 patients achieved long-term self-care of their type 2 diabetes after building trusting relationships with community health workers (promotores in Spanish) over 12 weeks, according to a newly published study by faculty of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San […]




PhD candidate Saliba receives translational science outstanding trainee award

April 20, 2022

Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu CHICAGO (April 20, 2022) — Afaf Saliba, MSc, a student in the PhD in Integrated Biomedical Sciences degree program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, today received a Translational Science Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS). ACTS, a non-profit membership association […]

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Restraining a liver enzyme could help us trim down, reduce appetite

April 5, 2022

Novel approach identified to tackle metabolic diseases. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (April 5, 2022) — In a breakthrough discovery, scientists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) today reported that inhibiting a liver enzyme in obese mice decreased the rodents’ appetite, increased energy […]

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Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology assistant professor earns UT System Rising STARs award to further metabolic disease research

April 1, 2022

Kevin Koronowski, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine and the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at UT Health San Antonio, received a UT System Rising STARs (Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention) award in […]


Groundbreaking research offers hope to unlock the keys to childhood type 2 diabetes

February 16, 2022

Yidong Bai, PhD, professor, Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy, was recently awarded a $1.2 million grant from the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio, whose mission is focused on improving community health. The funds will be used to investigate the role of mitochondrial regulation and dysfunction in childhood type 2 diabetes, which is particularly […]


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 […]