Only University in U.S. with These 5 Centers/Institutes

Only University in U.S. with These 5 Centers/Institutes

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Long School of Medicine is the only medical school in the United States with an NCI-designated Cancer Center, an NIA-funded Nathan Shock Center, an NIA-funded Claude Pepper Center, an NIA-designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and a NCATS-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award.

Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • This Center is South Texas’ only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center.

Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies

  • The only aging center in the nation that holds three National Institute on Aging-funded core centers:
  1. San Antonio Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (1 of 14 in U.S.)
  2. San Antonio Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging (1 of 6 in U.S.)
  3. San Antonio Aging Interventions Testing Program

Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases

  • The Biggs Institute is leading Texas’ only Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The institute provides a comprehensive network of clinical care with access to the most advanced treatment through clinical trials.

Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science

  • IIMS houses our NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award, and integrates laboratory and clinical research for UT Health San Antonio and its partners.

Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium Adult Clinical Center

  • MoTrPAC is a national consortium supported by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund.

South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience

  • STRONG STAR is a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research consortium funded by the DoD and VA to develop and evaluate the most effective early interventions possible for PTSD.

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In the 2021 issue of Future

Future is the official magazine of the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Read and share inspiring stories highlighting our medical alumni, faculty and students who are revolutionizing education, research, patient care and critical services in the communities they serve.

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