UT Health Science Center invites public to cholesterol lecture, cornerstone unveiling for 200,000-square-foot research building

WHAT: Two events – both of which are free and open to the public – will celebrate “Groundbreaking Discovery” on Tuesday, May 5, at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio:
1) “Controlling Cholesterol” lecture at noon by Nobel Laureate Michael Brown, M.D., of the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas; this lecture is in honor of the Health Science Center School of Medicine’s 40th anniversary year
2) Cornerstone unveiling at 2:30 p.m. for the South Texas Research Facility, a $150 million, 200,000-square-foot translational science hub that will be one of the largest and greenest research buildings ever erected in San Antonio

WHERE: The cholesterol lecture is in the auditorium on the Health Science Center’s Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive. The South Texas Research Facility cornerstone unveiling will take place in the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute on the university’s Greehey Academic and Research Campus, 8403 Floyd Curl Drive.

PARKING: Community members attending the cornerstone unveiling may park for free at the Greehey building. From Floyd Curl Drive, enter the lot behind the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the UT Health Science Center.

NOTE: Speakers at 2:30 will include UT System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the leading research institution in South Texas and one of the major health sciences universities in the world. With an operating budget of $668 million, the Health Science Center is the chief catalyst for the $16.3 billion biosciences and health care sector in San Antonio’s economy. The Health Science Center has had an estimated $36 billion impact on the region since inception and has expanded to six campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. More than 24,000 graduates (physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and other health professionals) serve in their fields, including many in Texas. Health Science Center faculty are international leaders in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, aging, stroke prevention, kidney disease, orthopaedics, research imaging, transplant surgery, psychiatry and clinical neurosciences, pain management, genetics, nursing, dentistry and many other fields. For more information, visit

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