Spring 2010

Our culture of excellence

For more than 50 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has nurtured a culture of excellence in all of its missions. Among its most important priorities – educating the next generation of health care professionals. About 27,000 students from the Long School of Medicine, Dental School, School of Nursing, School […]

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Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC)

The MARC of excellence

Medical Arts & Research Center puts patients first The opening of the striking, eight-story Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC) has brought added visibility to UT Health San Antonio – and to the advantages of academic medicine. The UT Health San Antonio practice plan has always given patients the opportunity to see the same doctors […]

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$3.9 million gift paves way for nursing education and leadership pipeline in South Texas

$3.9 million gift paves way for nursing education and leadership pipeline in South Texas

Michelle Johnston, M.S.N., has been a caregiver almost her entire life. She began as a little girl, helping her father care for her younger brother who had a congenital heart condition, after her mother abandoned the family. “As I got older and began to understand the relationship between healing and the type of care that […]

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Lee A. Carlisle, M.D. , is the director of the day surgery centers at the MARC and the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center (CTRC) at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

Five-star operation

In addition to state-of-the-art clinics and diagnostic imaging, the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC) now offers outpatient surgery. The Day Surgery Center, which opened in December, boasts four operating rooms, two endoscopy suites and “impressive technology,” said Lee A. Carlisle, M.D., an anesthesiologist and medical director for the day surgery centers at both the […]

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Oscar Burkholder is the MARC's first patient navigator.

Patient navigator

From front door to final exam, patient navigator guides patients every step of the way After giving birth to a daughter a little over a year ago, Adella Guerrero developed carpal tunnel syndrome and nerve problems in her arms. The pain was so bad that Guerrero had difficulty holding her newborn daughter: “It would get […]

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UT Health San Antonio

Alzheimer’s authorities

UT Health San Antonio physicians are at forefront of Alzheimer’s research UT Health San Antonio patients benefit from having physicians who conduct important research for the Long School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center. One new study by two UT Health San Antonio doctors seeks to establish how Alzheimer’s disease impacts Hispanics. Psychiatrist […]

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Parya Etebarri

Roots of achievement

At first, third-year dental student Emily Whittington was a little confused. Her patient, an elderly gentleman, complained of a stinging sensation in his mouth. “I didn’t see any signs of bacteria or allergens, but he was definitely feeling discomfort,” Whittington said. “I just wanted to help him as quickly as I could.” She called on […]

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Christie Langley

Speaking the language of nursing through service

In performing blood pressure checks and other health screenings during their clinical training, nursing students occasionally come across patients who need follow-up care. Finding a 2-year-old who has out-of-control diabetes, however, was highly unusual. Without intervention, “he could have gone blind, or lost his fingers or his feet,” said Gena Zarosky, who worked with a […]

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Julie Novak, D.N.Sc., RN, CPNP, FAANP

School of Nursing illustrates the benefits of service learning

Unlike community service work, service-learning activities incorporate curriculum objectives, as well as student planning, critical thinking and reflection, into a continuing project that benefits the community. The School of Nursing’s service-learning projects during fiscal year 2008-2009: Contributed $7.4 million worth of uncompensated care Benefited 200 community agencies Represented a $951,985 increase in uncompensated care over […]

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