Guiding Latinas to good health

It was like a small, round bean; solid and smooth. Jovita De Leon, 62, described the lump she felt in her left breast. Over time as it grew, she felt something else deep in the pit of her stomach – fear. It was enough to scare her into seeking a doctor. Visits to the doctor […]

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Leslie Myatt, Ph.D. (pictured left), and Ildiko Agoston, M.D.

Model of excellence in women’s health

What if that special woman in your life – your mother, grandmother, sister or friend – was sick? What if she needed a doctor, medication or a medical procedure to make her better? Today, women make up almost half of the U.S. labor force. About 40 percent of all households with children under 18 include […]

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Gregory Aune, M.D., Ph.D., is pictured with his wife, Christine Aune, M.D., and his children: 10-year-old twins Emma and Noah (seated) and 5-year-old twins Sophia and Elijah (standing).

Taking it to heart

Researcher felt cancer firsthand Even as a childhood cancer survivor – or rather, because he was a childhood cancer survivor – Dr. Greg Aune knew he wouldn’t be working in pediatric oncology. Nevertheless, that’s where he finds himself today, with a special focus on survivorship issues: specifically, the cardiac problems that can plague cancer survivors […]

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In Memoriam Frank Harrison, M.D., Ph.D. 1913 – 2013

In Memoriam: First president was innovator

The UT Health Science Center community, Texas and the nation lost a pioneer with the passing of Frank Harrison, M.D., Ph.D., on Aug. 9. He was 99. As the first president of the Health Science Center, Dr. Harrison paved the foundation for a strong faculty and administration and positioned the university as a model of […]

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Ildiko Agoston, M.D., FACC

VIP care: without the VIP price tag

Ildiko Agoston, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has created what she calls a VIP clinic for the everyday woman without the VIP price tag. Since arriving at the university in 2011, Dr. Agoston and her team created the Women’s Comprehensive Health Institute. The […]

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Elizabeth Casiano, M.D.

Women’s liberation: Doctor relieves disconcerting disorders

When a woman has the sort of problem that’s usually not discussed, she can find deep knowledge and a sympathetic ear in Elizabeth Casiano, M.D. A fellowship-trained urogynecologist with UT Medicine San Antonio, Dr. Casiano has extensive training and experience treating conditions that affect female pelvic organs and the muscles and connective tissues supporting them. […]

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Xin-Yun Lu, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Xin-Yun Lu: Mentor, mom, scientist

“Mentor,” “mom,” “scientist” and “game-changer” are fitting words to describe Xin-Yun Lu, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology in the School of Medicine at the Health Science Center. As a devoted mom, Dr. Lu attentively raises her children and steers them on a path toward success. Similarly, as a dedicated researcher, Dr. Lu is consistently […]

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Cancer

Women scientists lead efforts to fight cancer

Vivienne Rebel, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of cellular and structural biology, and Gail Tomlinson, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics, are two women in science who play crucial roles at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute. Dr. Rebel dedicates her time to research that could one day translate to new therapies, while Dr. Tomlinson cares for […]

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