Metabolite in urine predicts diabetic kidney failure 5-10 years early; oral therapeutic drug shows promise in mice

August 24, 2023

Current leading marker, protein in urine, does not apply to all patients with diabetes who develop kidney disease Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 24, 2023) — Urine levels of adenine, a metabolite produced in the kidney, are predictive and a causative biomarker of looming progressive kidney failure in patients with diabetes, a […]




Liver transplant program receives national recognition

April 20, 2023

  The University Health Transplant Institute was recently recognized by INTERLINK, a national managed care company, as the No. 1 liver transplant program in the country. The Transplant Institute is a partnership between University Health and the Malú and Carlos Alvarez Center for Transplantation, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Innovation at UT Health San Antonio. For more than […]


Watch us grow

March 21, 2023

The UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital is expected to open in 2024. When complete, the hospital will be eight stories tall; will house 12 operating rooms, 144 beds and state-of-the-art technology; and have a sky bridge connecting it to the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson. The […]


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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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 […]