Spring 2010

Matthew Jackson

Art and science of learning

For months, they were the focus of conversations on campus – the buzz in every building. Students and faculty waited patiently, containing almost giddy excitement, for the unveiling of the new Library Classrooms. On Jan. 4, the doors opened. You could almost hear the “oohs” and “ahs.” Mouths nearly hung open and eyes danced in […]

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Briscoe Library Computer Classroom

Briscoe Library Computer Classroom now open

Students and faculty now have access to the newly remodeled computer classroom conveniently located among the renovated Library Classrooms. The classroom, which can accommodate up to 25 students, is equipped with new desktop computers and video-teleconferencing capabilities. Librarians offer courses in database searching skills, locating evidence-based literature, records management, bibliography management and scholarly applications for […]

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John Schick

Tailoring education through technology

Amy Baxter is a determined young woman. Just ask her former coaches and teammates at Roosevelt High School, where she played four years of varsity volleyball and was on the varsity basketball squad for three years. The accomplished athlete is now a master’s-degree student in the Deaf Education and Hearing Science program in the School […]

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Director Ian M. Thompson, M.D., helps lead translational science at the CTRC.

Dr. Thompson answers the call

It didn’t take long for Ian Murchie Thompson Jr., M.D., to get a glimpse of how much his life was about to change as the new executive director of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at the UT Health Science Center. On March 12, William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, Health Science Center president, announced […]

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Awards with stars

Thompson’s teammates bring wealth of research and experience to CTRC

Serving as CTRC’s interim deputy director is Thomas J. Slaga, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology. He is co-leader of the CTRC’s Cancer Progression and Development program and director for research for the Health Science Center’s Regional Academic Health Center in Edinburg, Texas. Dr. Slaga brings to the job a wealth of research and experience in directing […]

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Ann Barshop Institute of Longevity and Aging Studies, Neurons, Alzheimer's Disease

What mars the memory?

If one could peer down at a healthy brain’s electrical circuitry, it would resemble a tremendous city at night, illuminated by myriad highways and traffic. One would see a grid of three-dimensional complexity, marked by wispy branches of neurons reaching to each other and neurons firing signals across junctions called synapses. It would be a […]

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water maze research

A tale of two swimmers

The swimming pool is a bit different than most. Located in a lab at the Health Science Center’s facility, it is all of 3 feet square. The water, a milky white, obscures a white exit platform hidden below the surface. A warming lamp sits alongside, rather than towels, lounge chairs or umbrellas. Unlike other pools, […]

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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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$5.2 million to fund studies of antibiotic’s effects on health span

Scientists at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies are testing the therapeutic qualities of rapamycin on age-related diseases and health span, thanks to a $5.2 million grant awarded by the National Institute on Aging. To better understand the broader physiological effects of rapamycin, a team of 21 scientists will investigate the anti-aging effectiveness […]

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CPRIT awards nearly $4 million for faculty recruitment and research

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) awarded the Health Science Center $2 million to recruit a rising star in cancer research. Dmitri Ivanov, Ph.D., is from the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School. An additional $1.8 million was awarded to Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., executive director […]

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