Research


Sister Faculty Members Share Dedication to Innovative Research

December 15, 2021

The School of Dentistry’s Department of Endodontics boasts two nationally acclaimed researchers who also happen to be sisters. Nikita “Niki” Ruparel, DDS, PhD, MS, and Shivani Ruparel, PhD, MS, come from a family of physicians but both chose to dedicate their careers to discovery in their endodontics laboratories.




Periodontics Professor Studying Saliva to Improve Quality of Life, Prevent Cancer

December 15, 2021

Brij B. Singh, PhD, associate dean for research and professor of periodontics in the School of Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio, has dedicated 20 years of multi-disciplined research on salivary gland function and believes epigenetics may hold the key to reversing the condition.



UT Health School of Dentistry

Just the Facts: Infographics on the School of Dentistry

December 15, 2021

Infographics offer quick snapshot of the School of Dentistry for Fiscal Year 2020 to 2021.



Kenneth M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD

Kenneth M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD, Presented 2020 President’s Award by AAE

December 15, 2021

Kenneth M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD, professor and chair of endodontics, was awarded the esteemed 2020 President’s Award by the American Association of Endodontists.



Asma A. Khan, BDS, PhD, FICD

Asma A. Khan, BDS, PhD, FICD, Earns a 2020 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award

December 15, 2021

Asma A. Khan, BDS, PhD, FICD, was awarded the 2020 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Research by the International Association for Dental Research.



Camila Pacheco-Pereira, DDS, MBA, MSc

Camila Pacheco-Pereira, DDS, MBA, MSc, Receives Awards for Research, Residency Work

December 15, 2021

Camila Pacheco-Pereira, DDS, MBA, MSc, was presented with the 2020 William H. Rollins Award for Research in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the 2020 Howard R. Raper Graduate Student Award by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology



UT Health School of Dentistry

Ryushiro Sugita, DDS, MS, and Michael P. Vieth, DDS, MS, Named Orban Finalists

December 15, 2021

Ryushiro Sugita, DDS, MS, and Michael P. Vieth, DDS, MS, were named finalists in the 2021 Balint Orban Memorial Program by the American Academy of Periodontology. The Orban competition allows current and recent periodontal residents to present clinical and basic science research.




Winning the War Against Breast Cancer: One Battle at a Time

November 15, 2021

Researchers at UT Health San Antonio know that breast cancer is not one disease but many. Scientists are studying the genetic makeup of specific breast cancers to create targeted therapies that individualize treatment.




Of Tiny Mice and Giant Discoveries: Past Guides Future of Aging Research

November 15, 2021

UT Health San Antonio is finding answers to aging hidden among many abnormalities, such as deficient genes and tangled tau proteins. Discoveries at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies are being translated from the lab to the clinic.




New Progress in the Substance-Use Epidemic

November 15, 2021

Researchers in the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio are battling the substance-use epidemic through drug discovery in their labs. New treatments based on opioid receptor biochemistry are the key to responding to the deadly epidemic.




Mapping the Brain: The Last Frontier

November 15, 2021

The Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio is known across the country and the world for its Research Imaging Institute. The institute is led by Peter Fox, MD, who is largely responsible for the huge growth in brain mapping research.




Teaching Physician-Scientists to Think Outside Their Box

November 15, 2021

UT Health San Antonio’s South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program is nationally renowned for being one of the most diverse MD/PhD programs. STX MSTP is creating physician-scientists who bring unique perspectives and backgrounds to clinical practices and laboratories.