Spring/Summer 2016

Spring/Summer 2016

Rudy Gomez served six years as a Navy corpsman, an enlisted medical specialist attached to a U.S. Marines infantry unit

Warriors for health

On battlefields around the world, they faced their own mortality multiple times a day as explosions erupted around them. Today their mission is of a different kind.

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Out of the dark

Out of the dark

One in five children has a mental illness, yet often they go untreated as communities and families battle the stigma.

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tunnel

And then there was light

Though common, near-death experiences are often discounted by health care professionals. One assistant professor is working to change that.

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Just kick it

Just kick it

A PTSD researcher works to convince patients to substitute exercise for narcotics.

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Roland Paquette

A second calling

The same desire to serve as a U.S. Army Special Forces medic pulled Roland Paquette ’12, back into health care as a physician assistant.

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Army flight medic

Healing in flight

The Army has turned to the School of Medicine and its expertise in emergency care to get wounded soldiers the fastest medical care possible.

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Deep inspiration breath hold technique

Do hold your breath

A woman’s risk of long-term cardiac side effects from radiation therapy could be reduced through a new form of surface imaging.

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DNA

Only part of the story

BRCA1 is known to suppress cancer by repairing breaks in DNA, but a new study shows it also serves another important function.

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young girls cancer patient

Hope for the sickest patients

University joins consortium to offer children the newest cancer therapies not yet available elsewhere.

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new imaging technology for planning implants

No cracking under pressure

New, stronger ceramic dental implant options are available that rival the strength of titanium.

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40 percent of girls and 21 percent of boys in the U.S. have completed the HPV vaccination series

Fighting back

The nation’s top cancer institutes unite to call for all children and young adults to be vaccinated against HPV.

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When a skeleton fails

A key finding in Alzheimer’s disease research offers clues to possible prevention.

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Arms race

A pox on poxviruses

Virologists discover how poxviruses defeat the body’s immune defenses, and the implications may extend to new cancer therapies.

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building blocks

More than a facelift

The university is set to undergo $95 million in renovations in the next three years.

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Academic Learning and Teaching Center dedication

Breaking new ground

The Health Science Center’s newest building features opportunities for real-time observation of procedures and a discussion-based learning atmosphere.

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digital anatomy lab

Delving deep

Using a video game controller, gross anatomy students can virtually peel back the layers of the human body.

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UT Health Science Center Fiesta Parade float

Viva Fiesta!

Patients and health care providers were honored during the Texas Cavaliers River Parade.

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WWII soldiers raising the American flag

Uniting for a common purpose

The university and military join forces to better the lives of servicemen and servicewomen around the country.

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nerves

Building a strong foundation

Momentum continues to grow for the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer and Neurodegenerative Diseases.

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Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long

Beyond words

Philanthropists Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long have supported student scholarships for more than two decades, changing countless lives.

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Ed and Linda Whitacre

A gift of hope

A $1 million gift from Ed and Linda Whitacre will support a pilot cancer therapeutic clinical trials program.

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S. Adil Husain, M.D. in surgery

Perfect partners

Professor and president team up to fund cardiovascular disease endowment.

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President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP

President's Council

Contributions to the President’s Council have provided more than $7.5 million to faculty and student programs.

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Patient centered medical home

It’s all about you

UT Medicine San Antonio has received national praise for its approach to health care.

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Cancer

On the quest to eradicate cancer

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas awarded five new grants to fund research and prevention programs.

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School of Nursing receives funds to boost enrollment

Getting Realce

Over the next five years, more than $2.5 million will be given to the School of Nursing to improve first-time pass rates on a nursing licensure exam and faculty instruction.

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Muevete (Move) USA trains Hispanic nurses and students to target obesity

Expanding networks to shrink waistlines

Salud America! has received a grant to develop new, culturally tailored educational content to promote and support the health of Latino children.

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Award

Appointments and awards

The latest news in faculty appointments and honors.

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