Dr. Holly congratulates Summer Scavone on her completion of the patient-centered medical home externship he developed.

A call to heal, a call to serve

Alumnus gives back through mentoring and more Implementing an externship was a longtime dream of James L. “Larry” Holly, M.D., Class of 1973. This past summer, his vision of educating students and serving on the faculty came to fruition when Summer Scavone, a fourth-year medical student, entered his practice, South East Texas Medical Associates (SETMA), […]

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Veronica Hargrove, Ph.D., M.S.

Hargrove is trailblazer in forensics field

Solving mysteries comes naturally to Veronica Hargrove, Ph.D., M.S. As chief toxicologist of the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office, she leads a team of 10 who study how drugs and poisonous substances play a role in many impairments and deaths in criminal cases. Dr. Hargrove is the first woman at the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s […]

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Alumnus Jorge A. Alvarez, M.D., congratulates his wife, Rebecca, after she crosses the Boston Marathon finish line. Despite the shock of the tragedy that occurred thereafter, Dr. Alvarez took immediate action to help the injured.

Alumnus serves, saves in Boston attack

San Antonio cardiologist and UT Health Science Center alumnus Jorge A. Alvarez, M.D., and his wife, Rebecca, are avid runners. They enjoy the spirit and excitement of participating in various runs and marathons. Oftentimes Dr. Alvarez volunteers in a medical tent where he treats runners for minor aches and exhaustion while Rebecca runs. But routine […]

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Keeping kids healthy

Amelia Quiroga was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes when she was 16 years old and immediately enrolled in the TODAY study at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Three of her five siblings also have diabetes. During the course of the study, Amelia became a mother, which has since changed her view of the […]

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Learning TODAY for a healthy tomorrow

National study brings Type 2 diabetes discoveries to light, gives patients healthy options At 5 years old, Richard Zarate’s skin began to change. Dark, rough patches began to appear along his neckline. When he turned 10 and entered the fifth grade, Richard experienced more unusual changes in his health. He was constantly thirsty and made […]

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Cynthia Banker, D.D.S., M.A., (left) and Birgit Junfen Glass, D.D.S., M.S., were the first females to graduate from the Dental School in 1975.

Firsts in the field

Banker, Glass pave way for future female dentists Upon entering the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Dental School in 1971, Birgit Junfen Glass, D.D.S., M.S., and Cynthia Banker, D.D.S., M.A., didn’t consider themselves to be trailblazers. They simply fell in love with the field of dentistry and shared the same vision of helping […]

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Peter Ramirez, M.D.

Dr. Ramirez helps chart path for clinical laboratory sciences students

As a child, Peter Ramirez, M.D., was fascinated with combining baking soda and vinegar to create foaming volcanoes in his parent’s backyard. This same curiosity would later bear fruit for the budding physician scientist. While in high school, Dr. Ramirez became interested in the field of medical laboratory technology after attending a presentation by college […]

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