Irene Chapa, Ph.D. (center, standing), co-director of the Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy, assists first-year Voelcker Academy students in the cardiovascular lab. Student are (L-R); Angelina Iyinbor from Health Careers High School; Ian A. Hardy from Claudia Taylor Johnson High School; Zachary Lindsey from Atonement Academy; Peter Gonzalez from Central Catholic High School; and Briana Bishop from Health Careers High School. After listening to lectures about the cardiovascular system, the students learned how to appropriately insert and intravenous line.

Building bioscientists for tomorrow

Several dozen San Antonio high schoolers have traded in three years’ worth of lazy summer vacations for the opportunity to play a role in cutting-edge scientific research at the UT Health Science Center. The teens are part of the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy, which seeks to develop the next generation of […]

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The CTRC A-Team

The CTRC A-Team

In the ongoing battle against a deadly disease, the Cancer Therapy & Research Center has assembled the ultimate team of professionals. In November 2007 Texas voters passed Proposition 15, the constitutional amendment that established the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The amendment authorizes the issuance of $3 billion in bonds to support […]

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Proof’s in the pepper

Proof’s in the pepper

Discovery of pain-causing compounds leads to new nonaddictive painkillers A substance similar to capsaicin, which gives chili peppers their heat, is generated at the site of pain in the human body. Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have discovered how to block these capsaicin-like molecules and created a new […]

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President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP

A Message from the President

What a profound responsibility it is to do this work. Historians will consider this a turning point.” -Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institutes of Health American physician-geneticist Dr. Francis Collins once spoke of the great responsibility associated with his research and leadership of the Human Genome Project. Because of his landmark discoveries […]

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Strength in neighbors

Strength in neighbors

UT Health Science Center partners with community to make lives better It’s not incidental that the UT Health Science Center is located in San Antonio. From the beginning, the Health Science Center was created to be an integral part of this Texas city, to draw strength from its community even as it gives back. It […]

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Voelcker Fund establishes new teacher biosciences academy

Voelcker Fund establishes new teacher biosciences academy

Honoring, the legacy of the late Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker, the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund continues to support biomedical research at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. To date, transformational gifts totaling more than $10 million have focused on programs that cultivate innovative research and education and prepare the next generation […]

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Ebany Espinoza, a Girl Scout and eighth grader at Tafolla Middle School in the San Antonio Independent School District, proudly displays her “Photovoice” project, which is contributing to research undertaken by the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

Pictures of health

Researchers from the UT Health Science Center want to know how to inspire adolescent girls to be more physically active – a change that could boost the girls’ health now and throughout their lives. So they went straight to the source. Their research collaborators now include dozens of Girl Scouts, ages 11 to 14, from […]

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Building bridges at home and abroad

Teenage mothers at the Seton Home residential facility learn about breastfeeding from UT Health Science Center medical and nursing students. Another group of students runs a summer program that encourages kids to make healthy choices in nutrition, fitness, relationships and other aspects of their lives. Still others work in free clinics that provide medical care […]

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Pink breast cancer awareness bracelets

Ravdin ready to raise the bar

Like most things worth doing well, it took time to build a comprehensive clinic in San Antonio dedicated to breast health. What began as the vision of local health care and community leaders decades ago resulted in the Comprehensive Breast Health Clinic at the UT Health Science Center’s Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC). The […]

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