Spring 2011

Revving up research

Collaboration between the UT Health Science Center and UTSA accelerates It isn’t salsa, but an institute with a similar name is firing up the cogs of collaboration between the Health Science Center and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Launched in 2003, the San Antonio Life Sciences Institute, or SALSI, is now viewed […]

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Crusade against cancer

Crusade against cancer

CTRC melds medicine and research in cancer crusade What is translational science? Translational science is the process by which experiments in laboratories become the medicines that help the people we love. At the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, academic professionals work side by side transforming research […]

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South Texas Research Facility

Monumental research

South Texas Research Facility facts: Location: 8403 Floyd Curl Drive Three stories 190,000 gross square feet of new research space More than 1,000 feet long Cost: $150 million Will accommodate up to 400 scientists, research administrators and support staff Will house the latest research technology and eco-friendly features, including nearly 800 energy-saving solar panels Architects: […]

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

Translational science in action

The research of CTRC leaders has translated immediately into life-enhancing and lifesaving information that is benefiting doctors and their patients across the country. The nationally recognized work of CTRC Director Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., has resulted in new recommendations about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. His work on the drug finasteride […]

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Dr. Osswald examines a patient at the UT Medicine San Antonio Dermatology Clinic. Photo by Rocelyn Aala Dunston

Skin solutions

T Medicine San Antonio expands skin care services Offering new services in an expanded and customized clinic space, dermatologists at the UT Health Science Center can serve more patients than ever before. The dermatologists of UT Medicine San Antonio moved last summer into a newly renovated space at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center. The […]

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Dr. Firoz discusses skin cancer prevention with her patient as she prepares her for Mohs surgery.

Saving face

After a routine dermatologist visit found several suspicious lesions on his face and head, Phil Holcomb had a decision to make. He could have opted for standard surgical excision, which takes cancerous cells along with a surrounding margin of healthy skin to ensure the cancer is gone. This can cause scarring, which many patients find […]

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dermatologist, dermatology, skin care

Keeping up appearances

Regular visits to the dermatologist are not only important to keeping skin healthy but also can help it look its best. The dermatology clinic at the UT Health Science Center offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic procedures, all performed by medical doctors. The first step is scheduling a cosmetic consultation with Jennifer Krejci-Manwaring, M.D., or […]

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Nursing student

Delving into diversity

Nurses are known for being the caregivers in the trenches, providing knowledgeable, one-on-one care to patients and population-focused care in community settings. In addition to responsibility for managing care delivery systems, the nursing profession engages in improving the quality of care by conducting research and by promoting diversity in the workforce. Two School of Nursing […]

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