Spring 2012

Cody Nelson

A second chance – worth a smile!

The X-ray revealed a black void. What was once colonized by lively cells, tissue and nerves was vacant and still. The pulp tissue (nerves) inside 12-year-old Cody Nelson’s tooth was dead – the result of a biking accident. He’d been speeding down a hill when his tire hit a bump, sending the handlebars into his […]

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Breastbone mechanics

UT Medicine surgeons revolutionize repair of unstable breastbones Using a “mixed tool bag of techniques,” including a ratchet mechanism, UT Medicine San Antonio physicians in three disciplines — cardiothoracic surgery, radiology and plastic surgery — provide a new breakthrough for patients with unstable breastbones. Leroy Lorenz’s breastbone failed to heal back together after a coronary […]

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Regional Academic Health Center celebrates 10 years of making lives better for South Texas

The Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) is celebrating 10 years of making lives better for South Texas and the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Join faculty, staff, students and the community for a special anniversary celebration at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, in the courtyard of the RAHC campus, 2102 Treasure Hills Blvd. in Harlingen. […]

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RAHC’s first endowment pays tribute to Col. Card

10-year anniversary celebrates milestones Ten years ago on June 28, the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) officially opened its doors in Harlingen, thanks to the tireless efforts of many community leaders and UT Health Science Center faculty, staff, students, and administrators. One of the hardest-working and tenacious advocates for a medical school in Harlingen was […]

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Triggering the switch

Researchers study how the environment affects genes in the womb “The genome era is over. We are now in the epigenome era, when it will be important to consider gene-environment interactions – not the gene alone – as the basis of health.” So says Peter Nathanielsz, M.D., Ph.D., who knows well The Eagle pub in […]

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Bark takes bite out of cancer

The road to ancient herbal remedies in northeastern China began, for Addanki Pratap Kumar, Ph.D., almost 10 years ago. Dr. Kumar, a professor of urology in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center, was interested in the fact that prostate cancer rates are much higher in Western populations than in Asian ones […]

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Physician Assistant Studies celebrates 10th anniversary

10 years of excellence 1995 School of Health Professions (SHP) begins participating in a collaborative Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) program with the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. Students receive classroom instruction through the Army and complete clinical rotations through the SHP. They graduate with a certificate of completion from the Army […]

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