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Fall 2017 - Winter 2018

For health and hope

A helping hand can save a life. For 20 years, the School of Nursing has provided health care and education to youth in crisis at Healy-Murphy Center.

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Locked in

Some children narrowly escape the horrors of drowning only to face a different kind of suffering: paralyzed, trapped inside their own bodies.

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Dear doctor, get well soon

The specter of physician burnout, depression and suicide leads to change in training future doctors.

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Game your way out of pain: Pain management

Have you ever tried to make time go by faster by exercising to music? Distraction techniques may hold the key to pain management.

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Spice it up

A little ginger, nutmeg, turmeric and cinnamon can go a long way toward improving your health. A new cookbook aims to help you live longer.

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Noah's FLASHY new hand

Noah Gutierrez wants to be super-fast, like his favorite superhero, the Flash. A new 3-D printed hand is giving him a boost.

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Jean Jiang, Ph.D., stands in a lab.

Deal targets breast cancer, spinal cord injury treatments

UT Health San Antonio has entered into a landmark licensing deal to develop new treatments for breast cancer and spinal cord injuries.

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A new home

A new era of aging research began when UT Health San Antonio broke ground on a new and expanded Sam & Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies.

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researcher writing DNA code.

Fine-tuning cancer therapies

The best way to treat a cancer is to understand it. Researchers have added to the understanding of a broad swath of cancers, including acute myeloid leukemia and brain cancer.

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A surgery-free option

Radiation therapy may be as good as bladder surgery at helping patients survive advanced bladder cancer, a new study shows.

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man sleeping in bed.

Talk your way to sleep

Insomnia is a widespread problem in the military. A new study found that a form of talk therapy was highly effective with an active-duty population experiencing insomnia.

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A first for kids

About 10 percent of childhood cancer can be attributed to genetics. Scientists are now using genomic analysis to identify risk factors and diagnose cancer at an early age in children.

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Snail fever

Schistosomiasis is an infection of the larval worms of freshwater snails. More than a quarter of a billion people are infected. Combination drug therapy may hold the answer to containing the threat.

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Stop breast cancer in its tracks

Researchers are developing a new, first-in-class agent that has stopped the growth of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer in its tracks.

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Myron Ignatius, Ph.D., holds up aquarium containing zebrafish.

Clear as water

Zebrafish may hold the key to understanding how children who have a rare muscle cancer relapse and don't respond to treatment.

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Speech-language pathologist working with a young patient.

Making strides

The School of Health Professions is expanding its reach in South Texas, as well as in new disciplines.

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Vidal Balderas, D.D.S., M.P.H., consults with Mohamed Fouad Imam, D.D.S., at San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic.

Care from someone who knows

Vidal Balderas, D.D.S., M.P.H., associate professor in the School of Dentistry, uses his experience of growing up as a migrant worker to deliver compassionate dental care in high-need communities.

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A promise we live by

Each of us has our own role to play, contributing through a prism of our personal assets to light our mutual paths. But what we all share in common—what binds us together—is the wish to serve others.

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Dean appointed to Long School of Medicine

Robert A. Hromas, M.D., FACP, has been named dean of the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio and vice president for medical affairs.

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Cancer center director named

Ruben A. Mesa, M.D., was named director of the UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center.

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Smile wide

The School of Dentistry received a $2.4 million grant for the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program.

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A boost in the fight against cancer

Cancer prevention programs and faculty recruitment initiatives got a $3.5 million boost from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas.

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Leader of the pack

The National Cancer Institute has selected UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center as one of nine institutional members of the NCI’s elite Cancer Systems Biology Consortium.

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With honors

Five faculty members were honored with the 2017 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Texas System.

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Awards and honors

The latest news in faculty and staff honors and recognitions.

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When devastation hits

When Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast in August as a Category 4 storm, the university community immediately responded.

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Margie and Bill Klesse, Mary Henrich and President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, and honorees Lacie and Joe Gorder visit at the 2017 UT Health San Antonio President’s Gala.

Helping hearts

More than 1,500 attended the 2017 President’s Gala, which established the Lacie and Joe Gorder President’s Endowment in Heart Disease Research.

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Ann Griffith in lab

Championing rising investigators

The Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund approved more than $2.3 million in new research funding for rising investigators at UT Health San Antonio.

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soldier holding kid's hand.

Supporting military families

A national report indicates that the prevalence of depression among military caregivers may be up to four times higher than the U.S. adult population.

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New network for veteran support

UT Health San Antonio has launched an initiative to increase the number of community clinicians qualified to provide the leading therapies in post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Silhouette of a man struggling with mental illness.

Meeting a need

The Meadows Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Transitional Care Clinic, an innovative psychiatric program operated by the Department of Psychiatry.

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