Summer 2008



How heroes build heroes Joel Torres was only 7 years old when his father died at the young age of 34. Joel didn’t understand why his dad was sick. He watched helplessly as his father’s illness worsened, he weakened and passed away in 1986. After his father’s death, Joel’s mother, Teresa, who had little education […]

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Seeing, Believing, Healing

The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics is developing future physicians who better understand the needs of the impoverished and underserved and reach out globally to serve them. Students emerge from the Center’s academic, outreach and service-learning-based programs better prepared, more confident in their abilities and more compassionate toward patients. Thanks to the generous support […]

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Victory for a Virus

In June 2007 Kenny Scott, 52, visited Ron Williams, M.D., Ph.D., a Health Science Center orthopaedic oncologist, at the Sarcoma Clinic at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC). But what was supposed to be a regular checkup turned out to be far from normal. Scott learned that day what all cancer patients fear: his […]

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Contagious Smiles

Peering into the mouth of a little girl, Sarah Payne, a dental student at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, was surprised to find something rather alarming. “I was painting the little girl’s teeth with fluoride varnish and as she looked toward the ceiling I noticed what looked like an abscess or sinus […]

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Dean Breslin finds the right fit

Dr. Breslin has worked on the Hopi and Navaho Indian reservations and at the rim of the Grand Canyon. Now she’s deep in the heart of Texas leading the Health Science Center’s School of Nursing, where she says she feels right at home. On April 1, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San […]

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Dental Destruction

Dental destruction

Teeth prove to be susceptible to silent enamel-eating syndrome by Natalie GutierrezCavities or not, your teeth could be in more trouble than you know because of a silent and destructive phenomenon called dental erosion. A faculty member at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio has found that the incidence of dental erosion, which […]

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Awards with stars

Appointments and Awards

  Sunil K. Ahuja, M.D., professor of medicine, immunology and biochemistry, and director of the Veterans Administration HIV/AIDS Center, was featured as one of the “35 People Who Will Shape Our Future” in the February issue of Texas Monthly. Lyda Arévalo, R.N., Ph.D., assistant clinical professor of acute nursing care, was awarded a Claire M. […]

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HSC Champions

We are grateful to all of our donors for their continued support and generosity. The following list recognizes just a few of the gifts that enable the university to provide the best in health care careers education, biomedical research, patient care and community service to San Antonio and the South Texas/Border Region. Thank you for […]

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