Winter 2012

Gift of life

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Larysa Sholom was 16 when she arrived in the United States from the Ukraine as an exchange student. With great trepidation but courage, she left her family behind to pursue an education and expand […]

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Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics

Life-giving lessons

Donors plant seeds that grow humanities and ethics education, locally and abroad The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at the UT Health Science Center is developing competent and compassionate future physicians through its myriad educational opportunities in medical ethics and professionalism, community service learning, global health and literature and art, as each relates to […]

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Dr. and Mrs. James L. Holly Auditorium

Holly auditorium

$1 million gift pays tribute to outstanding alumnus Renovation under way on Dr. and Mrs. James L. Holly Auditorium In 1968, the UT Health Science Center opened its doors to the first medical students in San Antonio. Since then, faculty members in the School of Medicine continue to uphold the proud tradition of educating the […]

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Joel B. Baseman, Ph.D., professor and chair of Microbiology and Immunology

Respiratory disease research receives NIH grant

According to the American Lung Association, lung disease is the third-leading killer in America, responsible for 1 in 6 deaths. Today, more than 35 million Americans are living with chronic lung disease such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), otherwise known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. This year, Joel B. Baseman, Ph.D., was […]

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South Texas Research Facility

New building for breakthrough discovery

  Oct. 13 marked the dedication of the UT Health Science Center’s South Texas Research Facility (STRF), a $150 million center of discovery, scientific collaboration and translational medicine. One of the largest and most energy-efficient research buildings ever erected in Texas, the three-story $150 million South Texas Research Facility is approximately the length of three […]

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Naked mole rat

Naked mole rat DNA sequenced

Scientists have sequenced the complete genome of the naked mole rat, a pivotal step to understanding the animal’s extraordinarily long life and good health. A colony of more than 2,000 naked mole rats at the UT Health Science Center contributed to the findings, published Oct. 12 in the journal Nature. Arlan Richardson, Ph.D., director of […]

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