Research

50 Years of Excellence in Discovery

The breadth and depth of nursing research has continued to grow each year.

UT Health San Antonio’s School of Nursing is dedicated to performing research that advances nursing practice in order to improve health and health care systems. Faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students conduct innovative research.

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50th Anniversary Timeline

Anniversary Timeline

50th Anniversary Timeline for the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio

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50 Years of Research: History of Trailblazers Taking Risks

Barry M. Beller, M.D.
THEN - Barry M. Beller, M.D., teaches a student in a laboratory.

Over the last 50 years, researchers have brought national and international acclaim to the university for developing lifesaving devices and medications.

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Regional Centers Improving Access to Health Care in Rural Areas

The South Texas Area Health Education Centers (ST-AHEC) Program includes five regional centers covering 35 counties. The dedicated team includes (from left) Julie Bazan, Janna Lesser, Belinda Flores, Andrea Moreno-Vasquez, Ariel Gomez, Rosa Martinez, Annette Zavala, Joe Zapata, Sandi Duggan, Armando Lopez and Paula Winkler.

Since its inception by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the South Texas Area Health Education Centers (ST-AHEC) Program has been tasked with improving local residents’ access to competent and quality primary health care by recruiting qualified health professionals to work in underserved areas.

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Teaching Interprofessionalism While Improving the Health of Homeless

Nursing students are working interprofessionally with other health care profession students at UT Health San Antonio as part of a unique research project that encourages them to work as a cohesive team.

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Dr. Brij Singh Named Associate Dean for Research

Brij Singh, Ph.D.

Brij B. Singh, Ph.D., recently joined the School of Dentistry as associate dean for research and professor of periodontics.

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A Formidable Foe

Cara Gonzales, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Cara Gonzales, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Cara Gonzales, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor of comprehensive dentistry, is focusing her research on finding new ways to battle oral cancer, which has had no new effective therapies for more than 40 years.

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For Patient’s Sake

John D. Rugh, Ph.D.
John D. Rugh, Ph.D.

John D. Rugh, Ph.D., professor and director of the Evidence-Based Practice Program, created a program to accelerate science transfer after seeing the length of time between a breakthrough discovery and actual dental practice.

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The Future of Research – Main Story

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Newly recruited scientists helping Long School of Medicine advance translational medicine.

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The Future of Research – Martin Paukert, M.D.

With a five-year, $2 million grant, Martin Paukert, M.D., and his team are focusing on astroglia cells and their interaction with neurons in the brain. These cells may play a role in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

UT Health San Antonio research team focusing on astroglia cells, which may hold the answer to slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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The Future of Research – Myron Ignatius, Ph.D.

Pediatric cancer researcher brings lab of zebrafish to San Antonio in quest to fight child cancer.

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Ruben A. Mesa, M.D., Leading UT Health Cancer Center

Dr. Ruben Mesa is now director of the UT Health Cancer Center. He came from Arizona where he served as deputy director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.

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