Infectious Diseases

Berggren selected to lead medical humanities-ethics center

October 18, 2007
 

Ruth E. Berggren, M.D., a compassionate hero who for days cared for the poor, disenfranchised and uninsured of New Orleans in extreme conditions after Hurricane Katrina, has been appointed interim director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine.

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Study: Newer antibiotic more effective at treating elders’ pneumonia

January 24, 2006
 

A newer antibiotic medication proved more effective at knocking out community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in patients 65 and older than the antibiotic that has been the front-line CAP treatment the last decade, according to a national study coordinated at the Health Science Center.

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Number of copies of immune-response gene linked to HIV/AIDS susceptibility

January 7, 2005
 

The likelihood of acquiring HIV and, once infected, of progressing to full-blown AIDS is much greater in people who have a below-average number of copies of a particular immune-response gene, according to a study conducted by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Wilford Hall Medical Center and other sites.

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American Board of Internal Medicine invites Verghese to serve on board

November 23, 2004
 

Abraham Verghese, M.D., D.Sc. (Hon), the Marvin Forland Distinguished Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and director of the university’s Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, recently was appointed to the board of directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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Influenza presentation offers look at disease, past and present

January 12, 2004
 

“Influenza: Past and Present” is the topic of a presentation Thursday, Jan. 15, at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Admission is free and the public is invited.

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